As China increases restrictions on unauthorised drone flights over public safety fears, Bei Dou Open Lab showcased their innovative counter drone technology to crack down illegal drone flights from Changsha, Friday.
The new anti-drone system is powered by smartphones and can be safely used at large, public gatherings. It tracks down drones with a simulated GPS signal and guides them safely to the ground.
Drone usage has increased due to the popularity of birds-eye view imagery. However, according to recent laws in China, all drone operators have to be certified.
SOT, Zuo Fangze, Marketing manager in Bei Dou Safety Searching Institution (Mandarin): "With development of the drone market, illegal flying and overuse of GPS signal has become a serious problem. China's authorities adopted a law forbidding illegal use of drones. The most common tools to disturb drone flights are radar detection and high pressure moulding. The first option is expensive and the second has negative effect on human body. We propose a new system that simulates a GPS signal in order to track down unknown drones."
SOT, Zuo Fangze, Marketing manager in Bei Dou Safety Searching Institution (Mandarin): "Compared to the old anti-drone rifles, ours have several advantages. For example, they use 1/1000 of smartphone power. There is also no radiation risk. It works in any situation at any time and can disable drones coming from any direction."
SOT, Zuo Fangze, Marketing manager in Bei Dou Safety Searching Institution (Mandarin): "Our new anti-drone rifles are already used for many large events across China, like NPPCC and NPC in Changsha, Marathon race in Wuhan and Chinese First League. We are now promoting it internationally and looking for overseas agents."