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Article


Title

High power microwave for knocking out programmable suicide drones

Authors

[ 1 ] Fab-Lab, Qatar Scientific Club, Wholesale Street, 9769, Doha, Qatar

Year of publication

2021

Published in

Security and Defence Quarterly

Journal year: 2021 | Journal volume: vol. 34 | Journal number: no. 2

Article type

scientific article

Publication language

english

Keywords
EN
  • High power microwave
  • Conical horn antenna
  • Errant drone
  • Kill drone
  • High frequency
Abstract

EN The primary research objective is to reduce the dangers of rogue drones in our lives and the consequences of extremist groups, drug dealers, and organised criminals using them. The growing number of incidents involving modified drones proves the weakness of existing technology in stopping and neutralising errant drones such as the hand-held gun jammer, trained eagle, R.F. jammer, and others. This technology is not very likely to able to knock out a rogue drone and is incapable of stopping programmable drones. This article aims to examine the directed energy of HPM (high power microwaves) in using the electromagnetic field strength energy to damage the drone’s structure or burn its PCB board electronics. It goes on to analyse electronic attack using microwave power with high frequency to immediately switch off drones. The effectiveness of high microwave power for disrupting drones at different distances and in different weather conditions is evaluated. A study of the conical horn antenna of the magnetron coupling system, which has an operating frequency of 2.45 GHz, is also included.

Date of online publication

16.04.2021

Pages (from - to)

68 - 84

DOI

10.35467/sdq/135068

URL

https://securityanddefence.pl/High-power-microwave-for-knocking-out-programmable-suicide-drones,135068,0,2.html

License type

CC BY (attribution alone)

Open Access Mode

open journal

Release date

16.04.2021

Date of Open Access to the publication

at the time of publication

Points of MNiSW / journal

70.0

Points of MNiSW / journal in years 2017-2021

70.0