Sentinel client Radio Hill Technologies of Portland, OR was named a finalist this week in the MITRE C-UAS Challenge. MITRE has named eight finalists who will compete in the C-UAS (counter-unmanned aircraft system) challenge competition to be held in August in Quantico, VA. There is up to $100,000 worth of prize money to be won for the best C-UAS solution.
MITRE established the challenge this year in order to identify promising counter drone technologies that might be of use to the U.S. Government. These technologies include radar technologies, imaging technologies and jamming, with many entries offering some combination of the three. MITRE received 42 submissions using these technologies and their potential use in an urban environment.
Radio Hill Technologies’ submission included the Dronebuster jamming device. This hand-held jammer weighs under 4 pounds and jams on all commercial ISM frequencies along with GPS and GLONASS navigation frequencies. It is a cost effective tool for security teams and first responders to use during combat operations or domestic gatherings. Since the domestic RF spectrum is regulated by the FCC, jamming can only be carried out by Federal agencies within the U.S.