Airport Drone Detection - Shared Airspace
Airport Drone Detection - Semi autonomous and turnkey security solutions, designed and customized to a specific need, scenario, issue or group of issues. Drone Detection comes complete with UAV, smart sensors, payloads, hardware, mission planning, a tactical application, data fusion, a mission auditing tool, communications, maintenance, personnel, operators and pilots.
To reach the full productive potential of drones we must realize that they are devices that fly in airspace. An airspace in which there are also elements such as electricity cables, structures such as buildings or bridges, and others. And which must be shared with birds and, of course, airplanes and helicopters.
You think of airplanes flying at very high altitudes. Or that a drone a drone is too small to threaten a plane and therefore, if they were to collide, nothing would happen to the plane. But this is not the case and it is why airport drone detection has become an important issue.
A drone in collision with a passenger plane during take-off or landing are moving at high speeds or with a helicopter or light aircraft, can seriously damage the structure of the plane or some of its flight systems, including the engines. Airport drone detection technology is passenger safety.
Controlled and Limited
Airspace, which to us may seem limitless but uniform, is highly regulated to avoid conflicts in use. With a growing number of aircraft in the air, and the proliferation of helicopters and, now, of drones, airport drone detection is actionable intelligence allowing authorities to know when drones are flying where they shouldn’t, at any given time.
Basically, there are two types of airspace, controlled airspace and limited airspace. Controlled airspace is the area around airports, where safety protocols which controllers must follow in the event of an incident apply.
Controlled airspace covers areas in and around airports, depending on whether visual or instrument flight procedures are used. Limited airspace can expand up to a few miles outside of controlled airspace. Airport drone detection technology can be used protect both.
Incidents with drones aren’t something new, but they have experienced a surge in recent years with the increase in popularity of very powerful drones at affordable prices. This has increased the need for airport drone detection.
Airport Drone Detection - Future
We can all imagine the day drones will drop packages on your porch or a flying car whisks you to work. But that means that means communicating with air traffic control and other aircraft, spotting and avoiding threats, and generally knowing what to do when things go sideways.
Making all of this happen demands whole new levels of capability, not just from the aircraft, but from the system that oversees them. Until then airport drone detection technology must be used to keep us all safe.
Even though commercial drone technology barely existed a 11 years ago, with support of NASA regulators are working to integrate it into the national airspace. Though change is coming, it will take years.
As we move toward fully integrating unmanned aircraft into our airspace, the question is how we deal with the issue now. The answer is Airport drone detection technology.
- Protects airport facilities and nearby flights
- Compatible with radar technology and installations
- Integrates into security and monitoring systems
- Provides forensic evidence for law enforcement
Epiphany Physical Security are completely turnkey surveillance operations and each solution is designed to fill the needs of particular project. Once an assessment is completed we develop the solution, install, implement, operate, support, maintain and staff the project. We also train all personnel employed by the client that are part of the project team.