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New AI to Spot Drones

DGIST introduced on Tuesday, July 16 that Senior Researcher Dae-gun Oh’s crew within the Collaborative Robots Research Center developed a radar system that may detect subminiature drones which can be 3km away.

On account of discovering a North Korean drone in Paju on March 2014, South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense has adopted a drone detection radar based on an abroad technology. Since last year, the ministry has devoted itself to constructing a fighting system utilizing drones and coaching specialized personnel by forming a drone unit to strengthen its protection functionality. The need for enemy surveillance reconnaissance and the early detection of offensive drones has elevated in Korea.

As a result of lack of radar detection technology, nevertheless, South Korea is utilizing many radar techniques from overseas resembling drone detection radars from RADA in Israel and Blighter within the U.K. RADA particularly owns a superior radar expertise efficiency that may detect drones which can be a most of 3km away.

Since 2014, DGIST Senior researcher Daegun Oh’s team has repeatedly been working on R&D of a drone detection radar system primarily based on a super-resolution algorithm using solely Korean technology and developed Korea’s first radar system that may detect drones 200m away for the primary time in 2016. By way of steady analysis, the group efficiently developed a world-class radar system that may detect subminiature phantom drones flying within the sky over 3km.

The analysis staff designed the drone detection radar system to function between 12GHz and 18GHz, and utilized tremendous-decision radar sign processing expertise to find drones precisely by making use of an AESA radar1 know-how to extend the utmost detection distance of radar. Moreover, the radar system can establish and detect drones extra clearly in actual-time by integrating ‘GANs (Generative Adversarial Networks’2 -primarily based drone cognition expertise, which has been drawing consideration as subsequent technology deep studying algorithm.

What’s noteworthy is that hardware parts such because of the transmission, transmission antenna, receiving unit, receiving antenna, and sign processing platform contained in the radar detection system have been developed 100% collectively with Korean small and medium-sized firms, which may help create excessive-added values of regional industries.

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