AeroDefense’s patented Radio Frequency (RF) based drone detection system, AirWarden, detects, classifies, locates, and tracks both drone and pilot simultaneously, providing actionable intelligence to respond effectively (and safely) to drone threats.
The system is actively deployed in the marketplace and has proven effective in high RF environments such as New York’s Times Square during a large outdoor gathering and downtown Manhattan during normal business operations as well as MetLife Stadium where it has been commercially deployed since 2018.
AirWarden receives FAA Remote ID drone broadcasts and detects non-broadcasting drone signals. This is achieved through a simple software update, so no additional hardware is needed now or in the future.
Sensor electronics can:
- connect to detection antennas via coaxial cable up to forty-five (45) feet away. This option offers the ability to house the sensor electronics in a protected area if desired.
- be mounted to permanent infrastructure with pole mounts or uni-struts, often on building rooftops.
- be separated from sensor antennas by several kilometers if desired. In this case, sensor electronics can be located in a data center connected to a distributed antenna network via fiber.
The AirWarden omnidirectional detection antenna is about 4″, 4 oz. – roughly the size of a Sharpie marker.
AeroDefense’s proprietary spectrum sensing methodology allows the AirWarden system to detect all drone manufacturer types, including homemade/kit drones, operate without violating Federal privacy laws, and protects the system against spoofing attempts by nefarious drone pilots.
Depends on size of the facility, mounting locations, and number of sensors.
One (1) day or less (virtual or in person)
Supplemental learning management system training provided
110 volt AC, 12 volt DC
The system is compatible with shore power, generator, and external batteries.
Networking and Information Sharing
AirWarden can utilize many different network configurations. The system is capable of anything from a self-contained ad-hoc mesh network to a cloud hosted service. As long as the sensors can “speak” to the control server, the system will operate. AeroDefense works with customers to define the network and cybersecurity requirements for each deployment.
AeroDefense’s AirWarden can integrate with external systems like camera or mitigation systems by pushing system information in a standardized format such as JSON. AirWarden can also ingest information from other systems like radar by listening to a specific port for standardized information formats such as JSON or XML. AirWarden can also integrate by subscribing to or providing an API for data flow to or from external systems. AeroDefense’s AirWarden has a released TAK-MIL plugin.