Ctrl+Sky offers a scalable, multi-sensors approach to ensure a complete “dome” of protection from unwanted drone invasion. The combination of proprietary radar, acoustic, vision and RF sensors allows Ctrl+Sky to minimize false alarms and detects even small drones at distances up to 2000 meters. The FMCW radar sensor operates in the X band and uses MIMO technology to locate drones. Ctrl+Sky uses the most advanced radar tracker based on MHT algorithm. The system can distinguish drones from other flying objects, such as birds. The acoustic sensor is based on an 8-element microphone array that uses digital beam forming technique in the acoustic domain to accurately localize sound sources in 3D space.
Advanced, machine learning based classification algorithms discriminate between drones and other objects. Video cameras register recordings of detected drones, so it is possible to present hard evidence of an intruder in a protected area. An RF Sensor detects radio-link between a drone and remote control-station by identifying radio frequency (RF) signatures of Wi-Fi signals. The RF sensor detects a targeted radio signal, identifies it and the software allows neutralization of the unwanted UAV. By using multiple RF Sensors the drone operator could also be localized. Ctrl+Sky Jammer is an optional element of the system, used to neutralize drones by overpowering the drone’s receivers. Its use is restricted to a group of customers with appropriate permissions.
At the start of 2022 APS signed a partnership agreement with ORLEN Security. APS’ SKYctrl anti-drone systems and FIELDctrl 3D MIMO radar family will be used to support a wide range of security activities by ORLEN Security to ensure the security of national critical infrastructure.
ORLEN Security focuses primarily on the safety of customers from the segment of strategic units for the national economy, facilities subject to mandatory protection and facilities whose business profile is associated with a high level of operational risk (refining and petrochemical industry).