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Cost advantageous and scalable drone alarm and protection system for urban contexts

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Urban
Total project cost
€1 822 000
EU Contribution
€1 258 775
Project Acronym
KNOX
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-SMEInst-2016-2017
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Drones are quickly moving from being mainly a military technology to a mass market gadget. Whereas demand and applications for drones are fast-growing, the drone market also raises security and privacy concerns. Presently, there are obvious concerns about the possibility of using drones for illicit purposes and terrorist attacks in which drones could be equipped with explosives, biological or chemical weapons.


MyDefence has developed an innovative drone alarm able to detect, identify and locate civilian drones around secure areas, and to jam in a specific wireless frequency range without interfering with other mobile signals and forcing a controlled drone landing. KNOX is also an early warning of drones’ activity and helps to locate the pilot before the accident/attack takes place. KNOX is expected to be a game changing solution for drone detection and protection in urban contexts.

Objectives

The Danish SME MyDefence aims to pursue a major market opportunity through the optimization and demonstration of an innovative, cost advantageous and scalable drone alarm and protection system (KNOX) to be used by security services providers and infrastructure owners - public and private sectors - in urban contexts. KNOX detects and identifies civilian drones and protects infrastructures and mobile soft targets against drones’ threats.

Methodology

The present innovation project will focus on demonstrating the full KNOX solution including tactical operating procedures in 2 prisons and in 2 sports stadiums in Denmark and UK. This will be the first step towards showcasing the full concept and validating the solution under real operational environments, thus representing a key milestone for overcoming prevailing market entrance barriers for MyDefence. In 5 years post-project, cumulative turnover from sales and maintenance service agreements are expected to reach 133 M€, with net profits of 55M€.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.7. - Secure societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens
H2020-EU.2.3.1. - Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument
Other Programme
SMEInst-13-2016-2017 Engaging SMEs in security research and development

Partners

Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
€1 258 775

Technologies

Technology Theme
Aircraft operations and safety
Technology
Drone traffic management system
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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