OBJ1 To improve the effectiveness of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) in preventing and dealing with drone-based attacks in an urban context. The proposed framework in the project will facilitate LEA both in automatically acquiring, assessing and responding to situations that might relate to terrorist attacks based on mini/micro drones. The low emission radar used to detect and recognize the killer-drones will dramatically reduce the environmental impact (e.g. ECM pollution) in an urban environment.
OBJ2 To identify, research and develop technologies and methods that would best facilitate the countering to terrorist threats and attacks based on killer-drones, including scenario awareness and rapid alerting of relevant authorities and responders. The project will research the design and development of a novel anti drones system, which will be able to understand and react to terrorist threats/attacks in an urban environment. To this end, the ANTI-DRONES system will be designed as a “mini radar network” and a “data fusion framework” able to generate situational awareness and to enable the fast detection, recognition, and tracking of the threats within the max time to activate the neutralization action. The ANTI-DRONES architecture will also include actuating elements enabling the alerting of relevant authorities in response to the identification of a drone attack.
OBJ3 Demonstration based on realistic scenarios, as proof of concept. ANTI-DRONES will follow a Concept, Development, and Experimentation (CD&E) approach, according to an iterative process where each iteration (or small step) requires feedback from the domain experts as input for making small adjustments on the requirements. The functionalities will be verified by means of specified key performance indices and test procedures. Finally, test environments will be defined, which will be virtually simulated and/or live test flights to allow focus experiments depending on the nature of the investigated content.
OBJ4 Assessment and evaluation of the capability improvement and its impact on doctrine (tactics, techniques, and procedures) for future missions. Results originating from the experimental activity shall be evaluated and assessed by end-user experts (i.e. General Inspectorate of Moldavian Police), taking into account aspects such as training, procedures, and organization. Finally, the project will identify areas where concepts and technologies can be advanced.