12 Apr '17, 4pm

Drone-Based Sensor Detects Radio Signals from 20 Miles

Drone-Based Sensor Detects Radio Signals from 20 Miles

Sensor firm, VStar Systems, has completed a successful flight test of its modular Signal Intelligence Sensor, MA-C/lite, aboard the Martin UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) V-Bat aircraft. Over the duration of 35 minutes at an altitude of 400 feet above ground level, the MA-C/lite sensor collected radio signals from as far as 20 miles, according to VStar. VStar’s goal for the MA-C/lite sensor was to build a light-weight signal detector small enough to be carried on UAVs used by military and private security clients. “Radio detection systems are large. It’s hard to find a sensor like ours that can be carried by a small UAV,” Andy Von Stauffenberg, CEO and president of VStar Systems, told Design News. Lightweight Sensor Brings Radio Detection to the Drone VStar Systems designed the MA-C products to provide signal intelligence such as signal copy, signal identification, and geolo...

Full article: https://www.designnews.com/aerospace/drone-based-sensor-d...

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