AirWarden is a patented drone detection technology that detects both drone and pilot (controller) simultaneously and does not require legal authorization to use. Its network of radio frequency (RF) sensors detects drones, controllers, and unknown signals using spectrum sensing technology, locates them via trilateration, and tracks their movement over time. Sensor electronics can be stored in a data center or weatherproof enclosure and connect back to the small, lightweight detection antenna up to 20 km away via a fiber connection or up to 45 ft away via a coaxial connection. AirWarden mobile drone detection configurations operate independently, as a patrolling group (patent pending), or in conjunction with fixed, permanently mounted networks. In July 2020 AeroDefense announced a new mobile deployment option. AirWarden mobile deployments operate independently, as a patrolling group (patent pending), or in conjunction with permanently mounted systems.
According to the company: “AirWarden is the first and only drone detection system to receive the Department of Homeland Security Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act Developmental Testing and Evaluation Designation.”