$28M Drone Detection Startup Examined (Dedrone)

By: Brian Karas, Published on Jul 25, 2017

Dedrone has received ~$28M in funding to build what they call an "automatic anti-drone solution", a system to detect drones, and then automatically neutralize them.

In this report we analyze Dedrone's funding and technology, including key limitations in the US, one of their largest potential markets.

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Comments (6)

How well does this system do vs a fleet of autonomous incoming drones? What happens when a drone is disabled?  Does it fall from the sky with its possibly explosive payload before reaching its target?

Does it fall from the sky with its possibly explosive payload before reaching its target?

That is a challenge for any kind of drone interception approach, you can not know for sure how the drone will respond to jamming, being taken down by a net, a trained hawk, etc.

 

Judging by the registration rate of guns by bad guys, I don't think that Dedrone needs to be concerned about this risk:

Their biggest risk may be from programs like the FAA's Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration System, which if widely implemented and supported would both make it easier to detect drones, and to identify their operator/location. This could reduce the perceived threat level of drones and diminish the value of Dedrone's offering

A recent court decision invalidated the FAA's ability to impose small UAS (drone) registration. The FAA is offering registration deletion for pilots conforming to Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act (operates as a hobbyist, operates according to rules set forth by a community based organization i.e. a model flight club, and other rules).

If the pilot is operating commercially, they still need to register and apply for their Part 107.

 

 
See reference link: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/registration

I had hoped that the FAA registration would include mandatory data on the MAC address of the drone's controller so that broadcasts could potentially be traced or at least determined to be un-registered against the master database. 

A cursory look at the forms suggests this is not the case.

The video showed footage of weaponized drones.  One a Connecticut  kid made in his workshop and one from FPS RUSSIA a youtube star.  While the kid did make a 22 magnum firing drone and later a flamethrower drone the footage from the FPS RUSSIA was phoney.  CGI and other special effects.  A drone threat is real.  Some can carry substantial weight. But just saying about source info. https://youtu.be/SNPJMk2fgJU

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