Ctrl+Sky is a multi-sensor counter-drone system that is able to detect, identify and mitigate intrusive drones. It is exceptionally effective from software to hardware because it is based on proprietary, patented technology and multi-sensor approach.
Designed to permanently protect a defined area, based on a high, stable mast that is installed in the optimum location for the best possible operation of the system.read more
Able to be easily moved and quickly assembled at the destination. Instead of a mast, the lightweight, functional tripod is used.read more
Vehicle mounted version ensures protection of mass events, borders and other airspace.read more
Reconfigurable radar sensor with AESA and MIMO technology
True target position in three dimensions (range, azimuth and elevation)
Angular coverage in azimuth from 90 up to 360 degrees
Angular coverage in elevation 45 degrees
Detection range up to 3 km (for micro-class drones sized DJI Phantom IV)
Scanning of all Wi-Fi bands
Early warning and identification based on detecting a radio-link between a drone and the operator
Neutralization by capturing radio signal transmission
Frequency Band Coverage: 2.4GHz, 5.8GHz or other optional bands on customer demand
Based on 8-element microphone array
Detection and classification of acoustic signals up to 200m
Direction-finding of incoming drones using a digital beamforming technique
PTZ or bullet cameras, optical zoom up to 30x
Rotation of 360 degrees in azimuth, 135 degrees in elevation (from the ground)
Detection of drones by using MHT radar tracker
Fully integrated with the detection systems
Activated manually or automatically upon detection inside the protected zone
Full coverage of the drone detection range
Equipped with directional, sectorial or omnidirectional antennas, depending on the operational requirements
Secure access from a PC, laptop or a mobile device
Definition of protected area and configuration of sensors inside the application
Real-time event preview and tracking many targets simultaneously
Open API for integration
Nowadays, privacy is becoming more difficult to attain. We have become accustomed to ever-present cameras in public spaces and are perpetually under some kind of surveillance, however private houses and premises were, until recently, under total control of their owners and who enjoyed relative security and freedom from intruders. Unfortunately, the misuse of drones is also a threat on private property. Drones equipped with cameras or eavesdropping capabilities are a danger to our privacy and security.
Drones have become increasingly affordable and accessible. Their mobility and difficulty of detection allow them to enter areas previously deemed safe and well-protected such as government buildings and federal institutions. The hostile use of drones can jeopardise areas particularly sensitive to spying, hacking, carrying a physical threat to employees, stealing of sensitive data and causing many other undesirable events.
Airports and surrounding areas are particularly vulnerable to intrusions of drones. Australian senator Barry O’Sullivan, former air crash investigator, said that drones in the vicinity of planes are a “catastrophe is waiting to happen”. Without ability to detect and gain control over drones, security of airports will be compromised, and delayed flights, air traffic paralysis or in the worst cases plane crashes will become a grim reality.
Prisons are another facilities where misuse of drones can pose significant dangers. Illegal delivery of weapons, drugs, cell phones and smuggling of contraband are just some of the issues prisons need to face. The penitentiary system, in the absence of protection against drones, virtually loses the ability to to maintaining the highest standard of security.
Stadiums, which can hold tens of thousands of people, are a potential target of hostile drones. The gathering of many people in a relatively small area makes stadiums easy targets for terrorists. Using a drone is especially tempting taking into account the reinforced security at the traditional entrance gates. Recently, at an interstate game, an intrusive drone contributed to provoking riots among the dedicated fans by transporting a flag from one side to the other. It’s easy to imagine how tragic the effects of using a drone as a weapon could be, causing hundreds if not thousands of casualties and triggering uncontrollable panic among spectators.
Special protection against hostile use of drones is required at critical infrastructure facilities, such as power plants, utilities, dams, bridges, or telecommunication networks, which, if damaged can jeopardise the day to day operations or in worst case scenario, create casualties among the population. Intrusive Unmanned Aerial Systems can directly threaten these facilities, by using explosives or spying with the intent of industrial espionage, which can be used in hostile activities.
Mass public events such as concerts, demonstrations, marathons and parades are occasions that require special protection and security. Wherever we deal with large groups which have assembled for a specific purpose, hostile use of drones can cause enormous risks. In the worst case, drones can contribute to causing numerous deaths through the dispatch of hazardous materials. It is important to realise that standard security for public events, in the form of regular military units, police or security firms, is not enough. An attack from the sky is as likely today as any other previously known danger.
U-space is the European Commission’s vision for the safe, secure and efficient handling of drone traffic and a key enabler for the growing drone market to generate economic and societal benefits. To create a situation awareness capability and to allow safe BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) operation of drones, U-space systems will ingest data from a range of sensors, including a portable ground-based radar system such as Ctrl+Sky Radar.
Get in touch with our offices in Poland and the USA. We are happy to answer your questions.
Advanced Protection Systems SA
Plac Kaszubski 8, lok. 311
+48 882 812 210