Dedrone today is proud to introduce our newest radio frequency sensor, the RF-160. The Dedrone RF-160 provides expanded capabilities and increased detection range from the RF-100, providing early warning, detection, and classification of drones.  

Airspace security and defense starts with situational awareness, and the RF-160 provides reliable, actionable analytics for organizations to build a threat profile, understand their risk, and begin building resilience in their airspace security program.  

Key features of the RF-160 include:

  • Integrates LTE for simple installation, fast startup, and access to comprehensive data for drone risk analysis: The RF-160 can be installed within a few minutes and without any specialized IT knowledge. Only needing power supply and a pole, it automatically connects to the Dedrone Cloud via LTE and immediately starts to detect drones. An on-premise server is not required. Users can assess their drone risk quickly and use these insights to act upon drone threats.
  • Provides detection range of up to 5 km: The RF-160 stands alone to achieve a baseline of drone activity for users and provide early warning and classification of sUAS. A single RF-160 has an average detection range of 1.6 km, and under ideal conditions, up to 5 km for certain drones. This range extends when one or more RF-160s are working together, and even more information on drone activity can be generated when layering with other detection technologies, including the RF-300, radar, and PTZ-cameras.
  • Incorporates an advanced design for urban environments: Urban areas have more radio frequency activity from radio communication, televisions, cell phones, GPS, and other technologies. The RF-160 meets the needs of organizations in such environments a with higher potential of RF interference.
  • Includes expanded RF band detection range for the detection of commercial, consumer, and home-built sUAS: Radio frequency spectrum operates on a wide range depending on the types of communication technology used. Commercial, off the shelf drones typically operate on the 2.4 and/or 5.8 ghz sub-band. The Dedrone RF-160 comes with an advanced antenna configuration to ensure that drones that may operate outside the typical spectrum are reliably identified.
  • Features increased computing power and data processing: The RF-160 features a high-performance processor, enabling the RF-160 for rapid data processing and analytics and allows even more timely responses to sUAS incursions.

For more information on the RF-160, including technical specifications and other data, visit here. The RF-160 is available for ordering today and will begin shipping in March 2020.

Susan Friedberg

About the author

Susan is the Director of Communications at Dedrone and has researched, developed, and led the conversation on drones, counter-drone technology, and airspace security since 2016.

Susan Friedberg

susan.friedberg@dedrone.com

Originally published Jan 14, 2020, updated May 8, 2021