Battelle has sold nearly 100 unitsÂ of a portable drone defense system to the departments of Defense and Homeland Security.
The nonprofit science organization’sÂ DroneDefenderÂ technology works to disrupt the operations of unmanned aircraft systems at a range of up to 1,300 feet through the use of radio control frequency, Battelle said Wednesday.
â€œThe idea is to quickly halt the drone and to stop it from being a threat,â€ said Dan Stamm, a researcher who helped develop the drone defense tool.
Stamm teamed up with scientist Alex Morrow to build the system.
DroneDefender is a man-portable,Â point-and-shoot system that followsÂ three pre-programmed protocolsÂ during encounters with unauthorized UAS, Battelle said.
The nonprofit companyÂ produces the technologyÂ at its manufacturing facility in Ohio.