Drones intercepting drones-intruders? We are ready for action!
Dronehub has co-created the AUDROS (AUtonomous DROne System), a solution that enables drones to intercept unwanted drones in a net. Contrary to other systems which base on shooting down or electrically paralyzing the enemy, AUDROS ensures full safety of people and property on the ground after the annihilation of a flying intruder. Recently, alongside our partners from the Czech Republic, we have successfully conducted tests of the AUDROS solution.
The project was carried out by a Czech-Polish consortium: BizGarden, Fly4Future and GINA Software from Czechia and Dronehub from Poland. The project was also supported by the Military Technical Institute from Brno and the Military Research Institute from Brno. We implemented the system in close cooperation with the Czech prison service, as one of the basic applications of the system is to secure the sky above prisons to prevent smuggling and smuggling from the air.
“Our system can have very wide applications, as threats from the sky are an increasing challenge for security and safety services. AUDROS can be used to protect strategic objects or critical infrastructure, it can be used to protect the sky against terrorist attacks during mass events or to ensure the safety of VIPs” – says Jan Orava, a Project Manager from BizGarden.
How does it work?Upon detecting an unwanted intruder in the sky, the autonomous drone – Eagle One – takes off from the docking station. After approaching a foreign drone, Eagle One releases a special net from the chassis in which it catches the enemy. Thanks to this solution the AUDROS system ensures full safety for people and property on the ground after the annihilation of a flying intruder. Just take a look at those pictures:
The basis for the AUDROS system is our hub, in which the drone is permanently placed. Thanks to the advanced technology used in the hub, the drone remains ready to take flight, and after its completion, the used battery is autonomously connected to charging. Thanks to this, the UAV can carry out flights in a continuous mode, without the need to involve the operator to replace the battery.
“The autonomy of operations is the future of drone technology. Thanks to the use of our hub, the need for the operator’s work is reduced to a minimum, all processes are automated, which translates into the efficiency of the system, its reliability and ease of mission management. In safety-related flights, as in the case of the AUDROS project, reliability and readiness for non-stop flights are key” – says Mateusz Siwula, a designer from Dronehub.