To detect, record, and commandeer unauthorized or enemy drones, the Navy has developed a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) data collection protection system (DCPS) platform. The hardware/software of the ROV DCPS is configured to take control of rogue drones, co-opting their communication link via RF from the ground or satellite feed. Additional functionality includes the ability to monitor what data is being collected by the drone, prevent the data from being sent back, and otherwise interfering with the ROVs operation.
The core of the system is a Linux based microcomputer, which controls sensor gathering video, wireless sensing, SDR, or GPS coordinates and hacking/attack/intrusion/control software (hacking detected wireless access, man-in-the-middle attacks, swarming, among many others). The microcomputer can initialize various attack scripts such as; hack signal, jam signal, crash or neutralize rogue drones.
The DCPS uses a 700 MHz wireless system allowing streaming of the ROV DCPS to a ground receiving system. The MC includes an external GPS and 2.5 GHz USB Alfa Ubuntu installed with hacking tools and autonomous scripts that seek out, either autonomously or by command, ROV systems or rogue systems’ wireless signals used to control or communicate with the ROV to hack and block or hack and compromise and/or control the ROV.
The technology is available for license to businesses or entrepreneurs who would commercialize it. Review the attached patent below and contact TechLink for more information.
- Can interfere with the target drone’s ability to communicate with its operator or it can fully overtake control and functionality of the target drone
- Components include commercially available hardware and open-source software
- US patent 10,059,445 available for license
- Potential for collaboration with Navy scientists
- License fees are negotiable
- Contact TechLink for more information and no-cost licensing assistance