Redesigning the Counter Unmanned Systems Architecture is a Naval Post Graduate School thesis by Christian M. Thiessen.  The thesis outlines current Counter-UAS (C-UAS) technology and proposes using airborne C-UAS patrols that have cyber-attack capabilities.  The thesis introduces an aerial interdiction device called the Detachable Drone Hijacker, a device designed to deliver cyber-attacks against commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with no unintended collateral damage.

Publication Date- June 2022

This Thesis contains the following major sections:

  • Introduction
  • Current Counter Unmanned Systems Technology
  • C-UAS RF Mitigation Techniques
  • Cyber-Attacks as C-UAS Mitigation Techniques
  • Redesigning the Counter Unmanned Systems Architecture
  • Experiment Methodology
  • Experiment Results and Discussion
  • Conclusion

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Author- Christian M. Thiessen

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