Countering drones

Munich31-May-2022

R&S ARDRONIS reliably detects drone signals in densely occupied scenarios

The R&S ARDRONIS counter drone solution and the new R&S ADD557SR direction finding and monitoring antenna from Rohde & Schwarz can detect commercial drone activity across complete frequency range.

R&S ARDRONIS counter drone solution with the new R&S ADD557SR direction finding and monitoring antenna from Rohde & Schwarz. (Image: Rohde & Schwarz)
R&S ARDRONIS counter drone solution with the new R&S ADD557SR direction finding and monitoring antenna from Rohde & Schwarz. (Image: Rohde & Schwarz)

The R&S ARDRONIS counter drone solution from Rohde & Schwarz is an operationally proven and successful system that can cover the frequency range from 20 MHz to 6 GHz with one antenna; the new high performance R&S ADD557SR direction finding and monitoring antenna.

The R&S ARDRONIS system is operated by various customers around the world and has been sold 100+ times. It displays a comprehensive list of all active remote control (RC) signals detected in the above mentioned frequency range. Thanks to the R&S ADD557SR, its range covers all frequency bands for commercial, off-the-shelf drones and/or do-it-yourself drone data links.

The antenna helps focus on signals in the spectrum, has a longer range and more coverage. Although RC drones systematically change their radio frequency (frequency hopping to avoid interception), R&S ARDRONIS can separate a selected RC drone signal from others with a reliable profile-based auto-separation algorithm that detects and locates the signal.

R&S ADD557SR incorporates the latest technologies, making it a high-end, versatile device in stationary and mobile applications. The separate receiving antenna can be used with dedicated receivers. Important features include higher sensitivity (esp. in 5.8 GHz), easy deployment, a more compact design, an optional integrated lightning rod and an integrated compass with optional GPS. The antenna makes deployments for R&S ARDRONIS operators quicker and easier while also increasing operational coverage.

Press & media contact

Dennis-Peter Merklinghaus
PR Manager Aerospace, Defense & Security
+49 89 4129 15671
press@rohde-schwarz.com

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The Rohde & Schwarz technology group is among the trailblazers when it comes to paving the way for a safer and connected world with its leading solutions in test & measurement, technology systems, and networks & cybersecurity. Founded more than 85 years ago, the group is a reliable partner for industry and government customers around the globe. On June 30, 2022, Rohde & Schwarz had around 13,000 employees worldwide. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.53 billion in the 2021/2022 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.


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