Drone Detection Radar Systems

Aerial Armor is an authorized dealer of OWL drone detection radar systems.

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OWL Drone Detection Radar

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OWL - Observation Without Limits

OWL or - Observation Without Limits - is one of the premier companies to begin manufacturing drone detection radar systems. GroundAware is their event-based, layered approach for perimeter security in which intruders can be detected in real-time.

OWL’s 3D drone detection radar systems provide detection, tracking, and classification capabilities to monitor and respond to drone threats at significant ranges (3 miles for Class 1, up to 9 miles for larger drones).

OWL sensors can be used solely for drone threat situational awareness or as the 3D surveillance foundation of fully integrated counter-drone solutions.

With Aerial Armor that includes RF sensors, the DJI AeroScope, thermal imaging systems, electronic and kinetic counter-measures, and associated command-and-control drone detection software.

GroundAware Drone Radar Systems

GA9120 3D Radar System

The GA9000 series of drone radar systems is one of OWL’s most effective radar systems. This technology can detect, track, classify and respond to security threats posed by class 1 and 2 drones, as well as other aircraft in low-altitude airspace along with humans, animals, and vehicles on the ground. 

The GA9000 series systems offer a range of up to 15km(~9 miles) and a 360-degree field of view.

GA9120 3D Radar Specs

Spec Value
Processing Type Processing Type Type Pulsating Doppler
Frequency Band Frequency Band Frequency S (3.0 to 3.3 GHz)
Range Resolution Range Resolution Range Resolution 10 or 20 m (adjustable)
Selectable Frequency Bands Selectable Frequency Bands Selectable Frequency Bands 6 calibrated
Instrumented Range Instrumented Range Instrumented Range 9 miles
Weight Weight Weight 90 lbs
Power Draw Power Draw Power Draw 200W

GA9120 Detection Ranges

Large Aircraft: 9 miles
Vehicles: 8 miles
Personnel: 5 miles
Drones: 3 miles

Interested in drone detection radar? Contact Aerial Armor.

Our proprietary drone detection software integrates seamlessly with many products to bring you a layered solution.

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GA3360 3D Drone Detection Radar

The GA3360 brings mid-range 3D radar capabilities that enable simultaneous detection, tracking, classification, and response to threats on the ground and in low-altitude airspace.

With the 3360, you get a 360-degree field of view and hemispheric coverage of critical sites with up to 100 degrees of vertical elevation, all from a single sensor.

GA3360 3D Radar Specs

Spec Value
Processing Type Processing Type Type Pulsating Doppler
Frequency Band Frequency Band Frequency S (3.0 to 3.3 GHz)
Range Resolution Range Resolution Range Resolution 10 or 20 m (adjustable)
Selectable Frequency Bands Selectable Frequency Bands Selectable Frequency Bands 6 calibrated
Instrumented Range Instrumented Range Instrumented Range 3 miles
Weight Weight Weight 50 lbs
Power Draw Power Draw Power Draw 50W

GA3360 Detection Ranges

Large Aircraft: 1.5 miles
Vehicles: 1.5 miles
Personnel: 1.25 miles
Drones: 1 mile

GroundAware for Mobile Deployments - Testing the Limits of Drone Radar

For those who need a mobile solution instead of a fixed installation, OWL offers a mobile version of GroundAware that can be easily transported to any location and deployed within minutes.

This unit is typically multiple GroundAware 3D radar systems affixed to a multi-stage telescoping mast that can be easily towed and deployed. Many use cases also involve a drone detection camera and a counter-drone solution affixed to the same tower. 

To determine the needs of your organization, contact Aerial Armor today and speak with one of our drone detection specialists!

*We are an official partner of Observation Without Limits (OWL).

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Our drone detection services in action

Watch how Aerial Armor secures the skies and over 500 hot air balloons each year at The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta using the DJI AeroScope.

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FAQ

Have A Drone Detection Radar Question?

Is there a way to detect drones?

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There are multiple ways to detect a drone and these include (but not limited to) RF analysis, radar, and visual tracking through thermal and daylight cameras.

But, to detect all types of drones, you need a layered solution. Aerial Armor specializes in layering multiple detection solutions to give our clients the best results based on their needs and budget.

Can airport radar systems see drones?

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Typically, Air Traffic Control towers will not be able to see your drone on radar.

Specially tuned radar systems can detect drones, but that is generally different from the radar systems used at airports.

Can drones be detected by radar?

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Drones can be detected by radar, but they are often hard to distinguish from birds and other similarly sized objects that might be in the sky. We recommend layering radar with a thermal camera for visual confirmation. 

Aerial Armor’s software will automatically slew the camera to the area of activity (identified by the radar) for visual confirmation. This greatly improves the accuracy of detection and reduces false signals.