> our title:
Diehl Defence Develops System to Protect Against Mini-Drones
> original title:
HPEM System from Diehl Defence Protects Against Mini-Drones
(Source: Diehl Defence; issued March 29, 2016)
By using electro-magnetic pulses instead of radio signals or GPS spoofing, Diehl’s HEPM disables the mini-drone’s controls, causing mission abort and automatically triggering the fail-safe function. (Diehl photo)
Countermeasure systems based only on interference with radio signals as well as GPS jamming/spoofing do not provide reliable protection.
By contrast, the HPEM (1) counter-UAS system developed by Diehl Defence acts directly on the control electronics of mini-drones by means of electromagnetic pulses, thus causing mission abort.
This means: regardless of the control method used (autonomous or radio-controlled), the mini-drone becomes inoperable upon impact of HPEM pulses at distances of up to several hundred meters and triggers the fail-safe function.
Diehl's counter-UAS system provides the possibility of scalable range and the ability to also intercept entire swarms of mini-drones simultaneously.
Diehl's HPEM systems which do not cause harm to individuals are already being used for stopping cars and protecting large events (Olympic Games and summit meetings).
1) HPEM: High-Power Electro-Magnetics