CRFS, a company that designs, builds, and deploys systems and solutions for RF spectrum monitoring, management, and geolocation has introduced RFeye AirDefense, a passive wide-area 3D geolocation and intelligence system that can identify and track aircrafts while remaining invisible to electronic detection. Its covert nature makes the system ideal for border monitoring, radar augmentation, target acquisition, spoofing detection and more.
The RFeye AirDefense solution uses 3D TDOA to achieve highly accurate tracking of RF emissions from objects such as enemy aircraft without emitting any electromagnetic signature that may give away your presence. Hence, it becomes ideal as part of an integrated air defense system.
See without being seen
Most aircraft will emit some sort of RF signal, whether they know about it or not. From commercial ADS-B and Airband radio transmissions to military data links (Air-to-Air (A2A) and Air-to-Ground (A2G) tactical data links) and on-board radar. RFeye AirDefense is able to detect and geolocate these transmissions to individually identify airborne targets and determine their flight characteristics (including current location, heading, speed, flight path, and altitude). This data can further be used to establish flight envelope characteristics such as climb and turn rates, acceleration rates, etc.
Augment your existing radar systems
RFeye AirDefense can be used to passively detect hostile aircrafts without them being aware they are being tracked. This can provide essential covert intelligence on enemy activity and also augment a friendly missile defense system by tracking emitted RF signals until the aircraft is in the range, at which point radar can be safely activated with a short-range pulse to pinpoint and engage the incoming threat.
Detect unauthorized drones
The availability and popularity of commercial drones is a growing nuisance and credible threat to military bases and airfields. This could be the relatively low-level threat of a drone enthusiast carrying out video surveillance of the local military test range or an insurgent group using drone-mounted explosives to carry out attacks on forces during active operations.
Using a state-of-the-art network of RFeye Receivers alongside CRFS’s advanced software, 3D geolocations can be performed in conjunction with all of your other spectrum monitoring, management and geolocation requirements.
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