Counter-Drone Technology to be Commercialized by Embry-Riddle
New technology, to be commercialized by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Drone Defense Systems LLC, suggests a safe, affordable way to neutralize unauthorized drones flying in restricted areas.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- New technology that detects and commandeers unauthorized drones, guiding them to land safely, will be commercialized under a licensing agreement between Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Drone Defense Systems LLC of Daytona Beach, Fla.
The technology, developed by Embry-Riddle faculty member Dr. Houbing Song, suggests a safe, affordable way to neutralize rogue drones – without having to shoot them down or force them to crash-land – even in civilian settings such as large outdoor entertainment arenas and airports.
Under the newly inked licensing agreement, Drone Defense Systems LLC received exclusive rights to commercialize the technology, said Dr. Stephanie A. Miller, executive director of technology transfer for Embry-Riddle's Research Park. In addition, company Founder and CEO Sotirios George Kaminis will work with Song and Embry-Riddle to further refine the concept, build a prototype, and pursue related products, Miller reported.
How does the technology work?
Song's proposed system leverages a network of wireless acoustic sensors to identify a flying drone. To distinguish drones from birds, Song and...