Introducing the Dedrone RF-160 for Early Warning and Classification of sUAS Threats

Dedrone today is proud to introduce our newest radio frequency sensor, the RF-160. The Dedrone RF-160 provides expanded capabilities and increased detection range from the RF-100, providing early warning, detection, and classification of drones.  

Airspace security and defense starts with situational awareness, and the RF-160 provides reliable, actionable analytics for organizations to build a threat profile, understand their risk, and begin building resilience in their airspace security program.  

Key features of the RF-160 include:

  • Integrates LTE for simple installation, fast startup, and access to comprehensive data for drone risk analysis: The RF-160 can be installed within a few minutes and without any specialized IT knowledge. Only needing power supply and a pole, it automatically connects to the Dedrone Cloud via LTE and immediately starts to detect drones. An on-premise server is not required. Users can assess their drone risk quickly and use these insights to act upon drone threats.
  • Provides detection range of up to 5 km: The RF-160 stands alone to achieve a baseline of drone activity for users and provide early warning and classification of sUAS. A single RF-160 has an average detection range of 1.6 km, and under ideal conditions, up to 5 km for certain drones. This range extends when one or more RF-160s are working together, and even more information on drone activity can be generated when layering with other detection technologies, including the RF-300, radar, and PTZ-cameras.
  • Incorporates an advanced design for urban environments: Urban areas have more radio frequency activity from radio communication, televisions, cell phones, GPS, and other technologies. The RF-160 meets the needs of organizations in such environments a with higher potential of RF interference.
  • Includes expanded RF band detection range for the detection of commercial, consumer, and home-built sUAS: Radio frequency spectrum operates on a wide range depending on the types of communication technology used. Commercial, off the shelf drones typically operate on the 2.4 and/or 5.8 ghz sub-band. The Dedrone RF-160 comes with an advanced antenna configuration to ensure that drones that may operate outside the typical spectrum are reliably identified.
  • Features increased computing power and data processing: The RF-160 features a high-performance processor, enabling the RF-160 for rapid data processing and analytics and allows even more timely responses to sUAS incursions.

For more information on the RF-160, including technical specifications and other data, visit here. The RF-160 is available for ordering today and will begin shipping in March 2020.

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