Drone detection system and Spectran V6 spectrum surveillance system

8th March 2023
Sheryl Miles

A trade fair for law enforcement, defence, security and special forces, took place at Messe Nuremberg from February 28 to March 1, 2023.

When it comes to internal and external security concerns, detection systems for drones and counterintelligence play an increasingly important role. The aim of the Enforce Tac trade fair is to present mission-relevant solutions for internal and external security to the specialist audience.

AARTOS DDS, for example, is extremely flexible and can be adapted to all areas of application and budgets. From the mobile laptop versions X2, X3 and X5 for limited areas of use to the high-end solutions X7 and X9 for particularly demanding military applications or use at large airports.

In addition, the systems can be expanded modularly and as required with jammers, radar and cameras. The programmable AARTOS 360° Frequency Jammer attracted special attention from the trade visitors. Not only does it have an extremely long range of over 10km, but it also has fully programmable frequency ranges and bands. It also covers all drones in the frequency range and can selectively jam them either automatically or by the jammer operator.

"At Enforce Tac, you meet an unusually well-served audience of professionals who have very specific ideas about what a drone defence system needs to do to be classified as mission relevant," said Thorsten Chmielus, CEO and founder of AARONIA AG. "The precision, accuracy and reliability of our system, combined with simple, on-demand operation, is exactly what both internal and external security experts are looking for when it comes to drone detection and defence. In addition, our modular solutions enable us to tailor AARTOS to meet our customers' needs."

AARONIA AG presented what tailor-made solutions for the most diverse needs can look like in front of more than 500 security professionals in technical discussions and with a large number of demos on the possible applications of the different AARTOS systems at the exhibition stand.

Among them was the special version of a Mercedes Sprinter with a completely integrated system, which operates fully autonomously and is ready for use in just a few minutes. The vehicle can be supplemented with all available components, such as cameras, loudspeakers or jammers.

In all versions, AARTOS offers some decisive features compared to competitor systems. For example, the system determines not only the position and speed of drones, but also their altitude. It ensures high-speed localisation of drone activity. To do this, it scans the entire frequency spectrum, including simultaneous scans of different frequencies, enabling it to locate all drones, not just commercially available ones.

AARTOS provides real-time positioning of the drone and its operator. AARONIA's proprietary software solution RTSA-Suite PRO plays a key role in this process. This is because the powerful real-time spectrum analysis software enables the integration of a wide variety of hardware components for evaluation and thus guarantees simple, efficient, and optimal use of the respective system.

Another highlight at the booth were the outdoor versions of AARONIA's SPECTRAN V6 spectrum monitoring system. The SPECTRAN V6 XFR PRO and SPECTRAN V6 MIL have been independently tested and certified to MIL-STD-810G and IP65. This makes them suitable for use under the most extreme conditions.

Both systems are particularly suitable for broadband spectrum analysis. As a portable spectrum analyser in combination with the RTSA Suite PRO software, they monitor a wide frequency range in real time or, with their high sweep speed, are able to scan the entire band from 10MHz to 8GHz (basic version 6GHz) in the shortest possible time. With a suitable directional antenna, even the shortest signals are reliably detected and localised.

Interferers or eavesdropping and tracking devices can be found and switched off with pinpoint accuracy. On the other hand, they are ideally suited for counter-surveillance.

Due to their extremely low POI, they are predestined for detecting hidden microphones, bugs or other surveillance devices. Security organisations can then reliably locate and eliminate them.

Another highlight: long-term storage of raw I/Q data is also easily possible with the optional hard disk expansion.

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