Detection and protection against unwanted small UAVs
The market for small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is growing fast. Based on increasing reliability, accessibility and decreasing operational restraints these systems become more and more used in different areas of application. Besides the benefits of this development, an increasing number of more or less hazardous incidents with small UAVs can be noticed. Accidents or the misuse of these technologies do lead to dangerous situations - from simple mishaps over illegal activities like spying or drug transportation up to the possibilities of terroristic actions. To deal with this development a concept of a new Low Altitude Air Surveillance Control (LASC) system is developed. Based on heterogeneous, distributed multi-sensor networks embedded into a capable and application oriented modular, adaptable and scalable backend system, the LASC concept addresses detection, localization, tracking and classification or identification of small UAVs providing interactive threat and risk assessment as well as suggestions for adequate counter measures.