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Demonstration of an RF front-end based on GaN HEMT technology
Author(s): Erdin Ture; Markus Musser; Axel Hülsmann; Rüdiger Quay; Oliver Ambacher
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Paper Abstract

The effectiveness of the developed front-end on blocking the communication link of a commercial drone vehicle has been demonstrated in this work. A jamming approach has been taken in a broadband fashion by using GaN HEMT technology. Equipped with a modulated-signal generator, a broadband power amplifier, and an omni-directional antenna, the proposed system is capable of producing jamming signals in a very wide frequency range between 0.1 - 3 GHz. The maximum RF output power of the amplifier module has been software-limited to 27 dBm (500 mW), complying to the legal spectral regulations of the 2.4 GHz ISM band. In order to test the proof of concept, a real-world scenario has been prepared in which a commercially-available quadcopter UAV is flown in a controlled environment while the jammer system has been placed in a distance of about 10 m from the drone. It has been proven that the drone of interest can be neutralized as soon as it falls within the range of coverage (∼3 m) which endorses the promising potential of the broadband jamming approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10184, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security, Defense, and Law Enforcement Applications XVI, 101840V (5 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262433
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Erdin Ture, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Festkörperphysik (Germany)
Markus Musser, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Festkörperphysik (Germany)
Axel Hülsmann, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Festkörperphysik (Germany)
Rüdiger Quay, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Festkörperphysik (Germany)
Oliver Ambacher, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Festkörperphysik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10184:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security, Defense, and Law Enforcement Applications XVI
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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