The Threat to Drones GPS Jamming
infiniDome Highlights Technology Behind GPS Jamming Systems, Countermeasures
infiniDome, an Israeli developer of anti-GPS jamming systems, recently released a white-paper report focusing on various GPS jamming technologies, as well as countermeasures (such as the company’s own GPSdome product). While GPS jamming might not be front-of-mind for many drone operators, both government and civilian clients worldwide are vulnerable to GPS disruption techniques, which can send expensive drones falling from the sky as hackers use easily-acquired tools to attack the GPS access of drone units. Because the satellite-based GPS signal that actually reaches vehicles and drones is fairly weak, using an RF emitter at the same frequencies at which GPS operates can have catastrophic effects, as was seen in Zhengzhou, China, when an attack on a light show saw hundreds of drones fall to the ground.
The paper discusses the different kinds of attacks jammers try in order to bring drones…