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The criminal who is illegally flying a drone at Gatwick Airport is being hunted by police and military personnel using cutting-edge technology.
Gatwick has been brought to a standstill in the wake of the rogue drone terrorising the airport.
Methods - Drones - Jammers - Triangulation - Fiasco
Several methods have been developed, including laser-laden drones, high-tech jammers and tracking the signal via triangulation, which may be used to end the fiasco.
Human snipers have also been brought in to help with the pursuit of the drone.
Army - Dome - 'kill-jammer - Drone - Communications
The Army has been working on a 'Drone Dome' or 'kill-jammer' - which can 'soft kill' a drone by knocking out its communications or a 'hard kill' by shooting it down with a laser from up to two miles away - and may use this prototypical technology.
It remains unknown when the debacle will end and normal service will be resumed and how the drone fiasco will be drawn to a close.
Frequency - Jammers - Warning - Systems - US
Frequency jammers and early warning systems are common near US runways but are seldom employed in the UK.
Communication between the drone and the operator can also be used to pinpoint its location through triangulation, in a similar way to mobile phone tracking.
Police - Difficulty - Operator - Drone - Triangulation
Police are having difficulty locating the operator as the drone disappears when they close in with via triangulation.
The process requires constant connection and if it is lost, so is the location of the perpetrator.
Drone - Vanishes - Police - Location - Suspect
As the drone disappears the signal vanishes and police are then unable to narrow down the location of the suspect.
Radio transmitters operate with a specific frequency range, one that has been set aside for RC car/aircraft use.
Drone - Formality - Authorities - Component
If the drone is recovered, it should be a formality for the authorities to successfully identify the other component.
Physical methods of destroying the troublesome drone focus around two main ideas; a physical destruction of the...
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