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Detection of MAVs (Micro Aerial Vehicles) based on millimeter wave radar

: Noetel, D.; Johannes, W.; Caris, M.; Hommes, A.; Stanko, S.


Salmon, N.A. ; Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers -SPIE-, Bellingham/Wash.:
Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology IX : 28-29 September 2016, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Bellingham, WA: SPIE, 2016 (Proceedings of SPIE 9993)
ISBN: 978-1-5106-0390-5
ISBN: 978-1-5106-0391-2
Paper 999308, 7 S.
Conference "Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology" <9, 2016, Edinburgh>
Fraunhofer FHR ()

In this paper we present two system approaches for perimeter surveillance with radar techniques focused on the detection of Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs). The main task of such radars is to detect movements of targets such as an individual or a vehicle approaching a facility. The systems typically cover a range of several hundred meters up to several kilometers. In particular, the capability of identifying Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), which pose a growing threat on critical infrastructure areas, is of great importance nowadays. The low costs, the ease of handling and a considerable payload make them an excellent tool for unwanted surveillance or attacks. Most platforms can be equipped with all kind of sensors or, in the worst case, with destructive devices. A typical MAV is able to take off and land vertically, to hover, and in many cases to fly forward at high speed. Thus, it can reach all kinds of places in short time while the concealed operator of the MA V resides at a remote and riskless place.