3D MND is a LIDAR based sensors. It operates on time of flight technology of laser transmission. Image 1 shows a 3D MND sensors. Laser beams are transmitted from the transmitter in different directions such that a hemispherical half- cupola of laser dome is created. Image 2 depicts the formation of laser dome. Mini-drone neutralization is done by the Flying Hunter (FH), which is a specially designed and assembled drone by DFSL for its strength and aerodynamic stability. Image 3 shows FH.
Once the mini-drone is detected by 3D MND, its location information in space is autonomously transferred to FH, and FH is launched autonomously towards the mini-drone. On approaching in the vicinity of the mini-drone, FH is controlled manually and maneuvered in such a fashion that the mini-drone is “caught” in the under-belly net of the FH. Once “caught”, the FH flies back to its launch position or any other position that is pre-designated and drops the mini-drone at that location. Image 4 shows “catching” of mini-drone by FH.
Defender deliverable: D4.1, D4.3, D5.4 and D5.5. All the deliverables are classified as EU RESTRICTED