DeltaQuad has successfully integrated and tested an advanced anti-jamming GPS system on board one of the company’s Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
Flying in autonomous mode, the aircraft was tested against one of the most powerful military jamming systems and received a perfect score.
For testing purposes, the ruggedized GPS system was installed together with the standard GPS system. As the vehicle came within range of the GPS jamming system, the standard solution quickly lost all positional awareness while the ruggedized system maintained an impressive amount of satellite locks, even while flying directly over the jammer at close range.
Even while being hit directly by a military-grade GPS jamming platform, the system maintained a solid GPS lock and the vehicle managed to autonomously resume its mission without any interruption.
In addition to the ruggedized GPS solution, the DeltaQuad UAV is equipped to maintain live aerial intelligence, even in the toughest environments. The platform is extremely easy to deploy and control and offers a live video stream from a surveillance sensor for real-time reconnaissance missions. The transmission system on the DeltaQuad uses Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) techniques to mitigate attempts to disrupt the communication links and also uses redundant video and communication links.