RF Radio Frequency Detector

DJI AeroScope

Industry-leading drone detection systems from DJI

DJI AeroScope

Industry-leading drone detection systems from DJI

DJI AeroScope is an industry-leading, purpose-built drone detection solution.

Perfectly suited to critical operations, DJI AeroScope protects sensitive airspace by providing early detection and notification of a drone threat.

Real-time analytics provide telemetry details about the drone, as well as the pilot location.

DJI AeroScope is available in fixed or portable configurations. It is also a modular solution which can be scaled to build a more comprehensive drone defence strategy.

heliguy™ is DJI's exclusive global AeroScope partner, based on track record, industry experience and understanding of the system. heliguy™ offers lifetime support, in-house repairs, training and client-specific installation plans.

Deploying DJI AeroScope

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DJI AeroScope:
What are the Benefits?

  • On-premise or in-the-cloud server.
  • Real-time notifications via email, as well as remote monitoring and integrated alarm option via smart devices.
  • Passive radio frequency detector and single-point installation.
  • Autonomous detection, omnidirectional coverage and manually-applied geofencing to protect sensitive sites.
  • Precise pilot location to locate the operator.
  • Generate detailed log of every flight detected, including statistical reports and heat maps. Use analytics to spot patterns, plan for future attacks and strengthen weak points in your defence strategy. Historical records can also be used as evidence to prosecute offenders.
  • Outdoor all-weather unattended industrial-level design: IP68-rated - waterproof, dustproof and lightning protected.
  • Scalable: Add complementary RF sensors to detect non-DJI drones, as well as cameras for visual identification.

DJI AeroScope:
How does it work?

DJI AeroScope is endorsed by the UK’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure.

It is a passive radio frequency (RF) system that tracks real-time telemetry data from all DJI drones (around 80% of the market) within its range.

Generate detailed flight logs, including statistical reports and heat maps, for analysis.

DJI AeroScope:
Return on Investment

  • Low Cost: DJI AeroScope is a cost-effective, easy-to-install drone detection system. It is an industry-leading off-the-shelf solution.
  • Data Integrity: DJI AeroScope detects all DJI drones in its range. This reliability ensures no false positives. Such data integrity is crucial for building emergency response standard operating procedures and prevents wasting time, money and resources on responding to false alarms.
  • Modular/Scalable: DJI AeroScope is a versatile solution that can be integrated with additional sensors/cameras in a phased approach. This future-proofs your DJI AeroScope solution and drone defence strategy.
  • Slow-moving Legislation: Legislation changes are slow and subsequent implementation is complicated. Therefore, existing technologies like DJI AeroScope will be viable for many years to come.
  • Lifetime Support: Training, installation plans and on-demand support from heliguy™ AeroScope specialists: Health checks, consultancy and replacement parts and repairs.

How is Drone Defence Used?

Protect your airspace

Drone defence is an important asset for critical infrastructure, airports, prisons, maritime and stadia, as well as for organisers of major events.

Airports

There have been numerous incidents of drones causing disruption at airports. Think Gatwick in December 2018. Drone defence protects this sensitive airspace from UAS intrusions and reduces the risk of drones colliding with manned aviation.

Shipping

Drone defence can be crucial for maritime operations to protect valuable cargo, crew and passengers. Vessels are particularly vulnerable when they have limited manoeuvrability, such as when they are docked in port or passing through narrow straits or canals. Drone threats include aerial reconnaissance, breach of privacy or being deployed as a missile.

Stadiums

A high-profile sporting event or open-air festival are attractive targets for malicious drone operators. Unmanned aircraft can be used to capture unauthorised footage, interrupt the game, and cause damage. They also present serious hazards for players and spectators.

Infrastructure

The 2019 attack on oil-processing facilities in Saudi Arabia showed the carnage of a drone strike on critical infrastructure - causing huge damage and having a significant impact on global financial markets. Drones can also be deployed by activists who can fly around nuclear sites, oil installations, fracking sites and other critical infrastructure to cause damage, disruption and/or publicity.

Government

In highly-sensitive and politically-important area, drones can be used for terrorism and for spying. Ladden with bombs or other hostile payloads, drones can attack property and cause threats to life. They can also be deployed for reconnaissance missions, collecting sensitive and private information to prepare for an attack and obtain intelligence.

Prisons

Drones have become a useful and fairly anonymous tool for criminals to drop illicit substances or other contraband into prison grounds. Bring drone defence into action around the prison’s parameter to counter this illegal activity. Some systems also enable you to track the location of the pilot.

Mobile Unit (end of line) Portable - G8 Stationary - G8/G16
Purpose In-a-box solution for mobile deployments for temporary or emergency use cases Tripod-mounted for mobile deployments for temporary or emergency use cases Continuous monitoring of a larger, static site
Set-up Time Minimal Minimal On-site set-up required
Detailed Telemetry Yes Yes Yes
Data Management No Yes Yes
Portable Yes Yes No
Weather Restricted Yes No No
Range 5km;
Can be increased to 30km with high-gain antennas
30km G8: 30km
G16: 50km
Remote monitoring No Yes Yes
Server options No On site
Off site
On site
Off site
Cloud Access No Public cloud
Public cloud
API Integration No Yes Yes

DJI AeroScope Configurations

DJI AeroScope can be deployed as a fixed or portable radio frequency detector.


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DJI AeroScope can be deployed as a mobile or fixed solution. This enables it to be tailored to your defence requirements.

Different options are available: A portable tripod-mounted AeroScope G8, or stationary G8 or G16 configurations.

All AeroScope units are single-point installations.

AeroScope G8 Portable

G8 AeroScope unit on a portable tripod

The DJI AeroScope G8 can be deployed as a portable, tripod-mounted drone defence solution.

It is perfect for use at temporary events, mobile deployments or other instances where you need to protect your airspace at short notice.

It offers omnidirectional coverage and a 30km detection range.

The G8 Portable extends the capability of the now end-of-line AeroScope Mobile (AeroScope in a case), offering a significantly larger detection radius, advanced analytics and enhanced weather protection.


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Fixed Position AeroScope G8 Unit

AeroScope G8 mounted in a fixed position

The static AeroScope unit is designed to be in continuous use outdoors and has an IP65 Ingress Protection.

One of the most significant advantages of using the stationary unit is the ability to customise and configure the unit precisely to the site that needs to be monitored.

In ideal conditions, a stationary AeroScope G8 setup has a range of 30km - and can identify drones in a little as 2 seconds!

There are a number of deployment options too, meaning the data gathered by AeroScope can be hosted on a private server for particularly sensitive airspace.

It also allows you to integrate with other security systems to provide a more complete picture of the monitored airspace.


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AeroScope G16 Stationary

DJI's most powerful AeroScope solution

The static AeroScope unit is designed to be in continuous use outdoors and has an IP65 Ingress Protection.

One of the most significant advantages of using the stationary unit is the ability to customise and configure the unit precisely to the site that needs to be monitored.

In ideal conditions, a stationary AeroScope setup has a range of 50km - and can identify drones in a little as 2 seconds!

There are a number of deployment options too, meaning the data gathered by AeroScope can be hosted on a private server for particularly sensitive airspace.

It also allows you to integrate with other security systems to provide a more complete picture of the monitored airspace.


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Network topology

Middle Layer Software, Real-time Alerts, SDK and UK Private Servers

heliguy™ drone defence solutions offer a versatile network topology - effective for a strategy based on DJI AeroScope alone, or utilising AeroScope as part of a layered approach.

This topology enables different server options.

DJI Aeroscope can feed into a public or private server (on-site or remote) and alert notifications via email and app can be enabled.

Alternatively, it can feed into a private server with SDK (Software Development Kit), or a middle-layer software, to enable a multi-tiered approach and enhanced alert methods, such as via dedicated apps. This is an effective solution for accessing instant and team-wide notifications of a potential drone threat.


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DJI Aeroscope Drone Detection FAQs

Answers to your most frequently asked questions.

FAQs

When will DJI AeroScope be available?

AeroScope has officially already been launched. However, the units require a short setup process and pricing is not yet public. Submit an Enquiry Form if you're interested in securing a unit.

FAQs

Can AeroScope protect against all drones?

At present, AeroScope only identifies DJI drones - by far the most common brand on the market.

However, DJI have confirmed that a future firmware update could provide identification for other brands.

FAQs

Can drone users opt out of AeroScope identification?

No, as no personal information is shared between the AeroScope user and the drone pilot. Drone pilots can be alerted via the serial number of their drone or their registration number, in countries where this applies.

FAQs

How does AeroScope work?

DJI AeroScope intercepts signals between the drone and the remote controller. The AeroScope can then decode this data (using DJI's proprietary systems) to discern telemetry data.

FAQs

What software does the AeroScope use?

A new piece of software from DJI called the "AeroScope Backstage Management System".

It will help you monitor drones conveniently, either from the included CrystalSky Monitor on the portable unit, or from any device when using the static AeroScope.

A software development kit (SDK) is also available if you need to integrate custom functionality or sync with other systems.

FAQs

Does the AeroScope unit need a WiFi or GPS connection to operate?

No - AeroScope Drone Detection will function without an internet connection or GPS connection.

FAQs

Is the data that AeroScope collects sent to any third parties?

No - only the operator of that specific AeroScope unit will have access to the data it collects.

FAQs

How many drones can AeroScope detect at one time?

Theoretically there is no limit on the number of drones that can be detected by AeroScope.

FAQs

Can anyone buy AeroScope?

No - AeroScope is only be available to the relevant commercial or public organisations at launch.

FAQs

Can I control unauthorised drones with DJI AeroScope?

AeroScope is a drone detection system. It is not designed to intercept drones, take control of them, land them or have any control over them.

It's designed to help you identify threats and give you the best information possible to make informed security decisions.