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Counter unmanned aerial system testing and evaluation methodology
Author(s): C. Kouhestani; B. Woo; G. Birch
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Paper Abstract

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are increasing in flight times, ease of use, and payload sizes. Detection, classification, tracking, and neutralization of UAS is a necessary capability for infrastructure and facility protection. We discuss test and evaluation methodology developed at Sandia National Laboratories to establish a consistent, defendable, and unbiased means for evaluating counter unmanned aerial system (CUAS) technologies. The test approach described identifies test strategies, performance metrics, UAS types tested, key variables, and the necessary data analysis to accurately quantify the capabilities of CUAS technologies. The tests conducted, as defined by this approach, will allow for the determination of quantifiable limitations, strengths, and weaknesses in terms of detection, tracking, classification, and neutralization. Communicating the results of this testing in such a manner informs decisions by government sponsors and stakeholders that can be used to guide future investments and inform procurement, deployment, and advancement of such systems into their specific venues.

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, 1018408 (5 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262538
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C. Kouhestani, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
B. Woo, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
G. Birch, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


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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