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Mobile Pilot-Controller and Drone Detection System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-20-C-0140
Agency Tracking Number: F2-0171
Amount: $799,398.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF193-DCSO1
Solicitation Number: DoD SBIR X19.2
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-06-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-02-28
Small Business Information
101 Crawfords Corner Road Suite 4-101R
Holmdel, NJ 07733-0000
United States
DUNS: 080069485
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Taylor Sinatra
 Development Team Lead
 (609) 439-6162
Business Contact
 Linda Ziemba
Phone: (732) 991-3605
Research Institution

The AeroDefense drone and pilot (controller) detection, location and alert system operates on a physical signal level. The system scans 400/900 MHz and 2.4/5.8 GHz for Radio Frequency (RF) signals with similar power, frequency-hop and other physical characteristics to those used by drones and their ground station controllers. If the drone signature is in the AeroDefense system database, manufacturer/model information will be included in alerts. If the signature is not in the database, the system identifies the signal as an unidentified drone type. Multiple, networked sensors work together to trilaterate the signal location via Power of Arrival (POA) technique. A single sensor can provide a proximity and range alert. A single-sensor mounted on a vehicle can connect to a fixed network or other mobile sensors to dynamically shift the drone detection and alert zone. Limited technical risk exists because non-DOD customers purchased and deployed AeroDefense fixed detection systems over the past eighteen (18) months. Determination of AF-end user alert capabilities, dynamic network connectivity and military spec ruggedization and Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) reduction comprise the key tasks. Proposed products include: 1) man-portable 2) portable-rapid deploy and 3) vehicle-mounted. Alert and detection information can be integrated with other command systems.

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