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SpotterRF receives patent for the first full dome counter drone radar

US: SpotterRF has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent office for the 3D-500 360° full-dome radar that was developed to detect drone attacks and is the latest in a line of counter-drone radars from SpotterRF. The 3D-500 is the first radar that creates a full-dome drone detection volume from 0 to 90 degrees in the vertical and 360 degrees in the horizontal with a single radar that weighs 12 pounds. The 3D-500 radar measures latitude, longitude, and altitude of all aerial targets in a 1 km wide semi-hemisphere dome, even directly above the radar with no gaps in coverage. Rapid threat assessment is simple with the automatic AI-driven classification and 3D tracking of CUAS combined with fully automated camera queuing on the target.

Effective and cost-effective counter-drone systems, are necessary to tackle challenges faced by airports, special events, military, prisons, and critical infrastructure.

“Perimeter protection has now become a three-dimensional problem needs a three-dimensional security sensor to detect and mitigate those threats. This patent award recognizes the uniqueness of the 3D-500 radar and demonstrates the type of innovation that the industry has come to expect from SpotterRF,” states Logan Harris, SpotterRF CEO.

The 3D-500 Counter-UAS System provides:

  • FCC Certified with a standard licensing for stationary and mobile applications
  • Mobile for quick deployment applications such as prisons, sporting events, concerts, VIP events, or mobile force protection
  • Low power usage, and is not affected by inclement weather conditions
  • Rapid threat assessment is simple with the AI automated classification applied to create greater efficiency in identifying which targets are UAS/CUAS while filtering out more than 99.9% of other clutter, such as birds
  • 3D tracking of sUAS/CUAS combined with large volumetric coverage even directly overhead with no gaps in coverage tracks targets in 3 dimensions with a high probability of detection and a low false alarm rate
  • 3D-500 system is cost-effective, making it perfect for protecting assets and personnel from the growing threat of drones and undesired aerial presence