Current Counter-Drone Technology Solutions to Shield Airports and Approach and Departure Corridors

The proliferation of drones has the potential to harm people and property. In particular, drones flying near airports and airport approaches can cause flight disruptions, as well as other serious challenges and incidents. There is a need to understand available technologies to protect Commonwealth of Massachusetts airport users and the traveling public. The objectives of this research were to accomplish both a literature search and a detailed synthesis of counter-drone technologies. The literature search has determined what technologies are currently available and are being pursued. Commercial off-the-shelf hardware that implements these technologies has been identified, and its costs and capabilities were described and assessed. On the basis of this research, recommendations were made regarding available counter-drone technologies, and a pilot program for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division to further explore counter-drone technologies has been proposed.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 96p

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  • Accession Number: 01667194
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Apr 2 2018 1:54PM