D13’s MESMER® Counter Drone System is a patented, low power, non-jamming, non-line of sight, non-kinetic drone mitigation solution. MESMER® provides a safe and effective method of protecting personnel and infrastructure from dangerous drones. The key differentiator for MESMER® is its ability to manipulate weaknesses in all digital radio protocols. This allows MESMER® to put into effect sophisticated automated detection and mitigation strategies to stop, redirect, land or take control of drones across a range of national security and defence scenarios. The patented technology is built on open source software architecture, which ensures that MESMER® can be seamlessly integrated into existing security and surveillance systems.
The MESMER® v1.0 system has three key components:
• General purpose computer server running Linux OS. Multiple Ethernet ports are utilized for intra-system communication.
• Software Defined Radios (SDR). MESMER® utilizes commercially available SDRs for RF signal reception and generation. SDRs can generate arbitrary waveforms which are used for drone detection, identification, and mitigation.
• RF Front End. Provides signal conditioning on both receive and transmit channels, and allows MESMER® to perform optimally in a real-world environment.
The system can be operated using a graphical user interface: a tablet with a touch screen, or a standard desktop monitor with a keyboard and mouse. The system can also be operated in auto-mitigation mode that does not require operator intervention to initiate a drone mitigation.
Scout13 is an intelligent drone sensor system providing situational awareness for commercial, government and military applications, including drone detection, identification, attribution and location.
Atlas13 is the new software user interface (UI) that Scout13 and Mesmer will talk to, constantly feeding detection data into the system to enable the most efficient drone detections and best practice airspace management and compliance.
Blackbird-C is the latest sUAV from Nightingale Security. It is a smaller transportable version of the Blackbird drone, which is improving the opportunity for faster response mobile surveillance operations.
At the start of 2021 Department 13 partnered with Australian aviation software provider AVCRM (Advanced Compliance Risk Management) to bring clients a new operational safety, asset management and complete situational awareness service