Canadian defence department seeks prototype Canadian UAV detection system

The Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) is a Research and Development (R&D) procurement program aimed at procuring, testing and evaluating R&D pre-commercialized goods and services in the late stage development (Technology Readiness Level 7 to 9).

Defence R&D Canada (DRDC) has been working on a counter-UAV study in collaboration with defence partners under The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP). The current researches are focused on investigating optimum Electronic Attack (EA) methods to jam UAV payload and guidance systems, as well as using lasers to take down hostile drones. Search, track, identify and defeat or destroy are required steps to counter drones. It is a challenge to detect and track flying drones because they are small and hard to be detected. Since DRDC does not work in the area of drone detection, it is impossible to verify the jamming strategies or destroying capabilities.

The purpose of this challenge is to identify a system to search and track Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones. The system will be used to detect and track both slow speed and small size drones, as well as the large-size and high-speed drones. The requirement id for a  single solution which consists of radar sensor, video tracker, interface box, and corresponding signal/image processing and information fusion algorithms.

Reference number: PW-18-00815694

Solicitation number: EN578-DB1707/A

Deadline: 1 March 2018

Issuing authority: Public Works and Government Services Canada

 

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