EU funding for drone protection technology

EU funding for drone protection technology

03-03-16

Whereas the demand and applications for drones are growing fast these years, drones are also giving rise to increasing security concerns. Therefore, the development of new and efficient tools able to detect and jam civilian drones used for illegal proposes has become a priority. Danish SME MyDefence aims to pursue a major market opportunity through the development of an innovative drone alarm and protection system (DAPS) to be used in the context of critical infrastructures.

DAPS is a scalable, networked system with hardware and embedded software algorithms coupled to a graphical user interface. The system is able to detect and identify illegal drones around secure areas, and to jam devices in a specific wireless frequency range, and to force a controlled drone landing, without interfering with other mobile signals.

In early 2016, MyDefence have received support for a feasibility study from the SME Instrument (Phase 1), and is looking to follow up this project with an application for a large market replication project (Phase 2) later in 2016. Innovayt has secured Phase 1 funding for MyDefence and will be working on the Phase 2 proposal later this year.