Drone Detection System
The danger of terrorists using drones to threaten public gatherings or VIPs is a top priority for most security agencies around the world. Monitoring small, fixed-wing, and multi-copter drones is nearly impossible with current radar. Many UAV’s can fly at tree top altitudes or within urban canyons. (See for example the 43-mile path, which the Gyrocopter pilot took through America’s tightest security zones). A high-resolution, low-altitude, optics platform, that can see in all directions, at all times, is a necessity for documenting the path, which an illegal drone has taken.
AirPhotosLIVE.com has developed a partial response to this high priority need which Congress and Homeland Security describe as “urgent.” Part of the solution involves commissioning our tethered, surveillance, aerostat, which carries a proprietary, 9-Eye, camera cluster, or acoustic sensors, and RF detecting sensors. This aerial platform has 16 years of evolution and use above NYC, Washington DC and San Francisco.
With our multi-camera payload, it can capture high resolution still images. The cameras simultaneously trigger every few seconds using a timer or ground based photographer. They can clearly cover views of the surrounding landscape in a full 360° sphere. This is critical because it prevents any blind spots. Unlike a manned helicopter trying to cover the entire landscape with a single camera, this payload captures all direction all the time. From one tethered balloon, we can cover about 9 square blocks—the size of a major outdoor public protest, rally or religious event.