Unjammable GPS system successfully tested on DeltaQuad VTOL UAV
With global tensions rising, the demand for aerial intelligence platforms has increased dramatically. Unfortunately, most commercial platforms are no match for the latest jamming technology, having their GPS and communication links jammed even before they are able to take off.
In the last few months, the R&D team at DeltaQuad has successfully integrated one of the most advanced anti-jamming GPS systems on the market today. The solution was put to the test using one of the most powerful military jamming systems, and the DeltaQuad came through with a perfect score.
The DeltaQuad equipped with the new anti-jamming GPS solution was flown in autonomous mode at close range to an active military jamming system.
Even while being hit directly by a military-grade GPS jamming platform, the system maintained a solid GPS lock and the vehicle managed to autonomously resume its mission without any interruption.
For testing purposes, the ruggedized GPS system was installed together with the standard GPS system. As the vehicle came in range of the GPS jamming system, the standard solution quickly lost all positional awareness while the ruggedized system maintained an impressive amount of satellite locks, even while flying directly over the jammer at close range. You can find the results in the graph at the top of this page.
In addition to the ruggedized GPS solution, the DeltaQuad UAV is equipped to maintain live aerial intelligence, even in the toughest environments. Therefore the transmission system on the DeltaQuad uses Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum techniques (FHSS) to mitigate attempts to disrupt the communication links and also uses redundant video & communication links.
About the DeltaQuad
The DeltaQuad is an industrial-grade Vertical Takeoff and Landing Fixed-wing UAV that performs fully autonomous surveillance missions. The platform is extremely easy to deploy and control and offers a live video stream from a surveillance sensor for real-time reconnaissance missions. Organizations choose DeltaQuad because of its high endurance capabilities, extensive long-range connectivity options and the integration of smart technologies like object following.