Sofware Defined Radios for Next-Gen C-UAS Technologies

The development of custom high-performance multi-channel software defined radios (SDRs) by DroneShield aims to address the challenge of reducing hardware size while meeting ultra-small Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) parameters By Joseph Macey / 05 Mar 2024
Sofware Defined Radios for Next-Gen C-UAS Technologies
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DroneShield has commenced development of custom higher performance multi-channel software defined radios (SDRs)

The SDRs will be used in new evolution capabilities of future generations of its products. 

The company is a leader in the counter unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) market, including the handheld C-UAS solutions. Part of the challenge is reducing the hardware to an ultra-small Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) parameters to dimensions that can be tactically deployed in the field by end users, while ensuring sufficient computing ability to run complex AI-algorithms on the devices, without referencing cloud or other systems (also known as computing on the edge).

DroneShield presently has approximately 90 engineers in its Sydney facility. It is expected that more than 50% of the engineering team will be involved in this initiative, including Radio Frequency, Electronic Engineering, Firmware, Embedded Software, Data Science, Data, Mechanical, System and Quality Engineering. 

Angus Bean, DroneShield Chief Technology Officer, commented; “As the drone threat space continues to rapidly evolve, DroneShield continues with a significant investment into next generation technologies, including moving into fully custom software defined radios in-house.”

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