Matthan: drone presence detection by identifying physical signatures in the drone's RF communication

Phuc Nguyen, Hoang Truong, Mahesh Ravindranathan, Anh Nguyen, Richard Han, Tam Vu

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Abstract

Drones are increasingly flying in sensitive airspace where their presence may cause harm, such as near airports, forest fires, large crowded events, secure buildings, and even jails. This problem is likely to expand given the rapid proliferation of drones for commerce, monitoring, recreation, and other applications. A cost-e.ective detection system is needed to warn of the presence of drones in such cases. In this paper, we explore the feasibility of inexpensive RF-based detection of the presence of drones. We examine whether physical characteristics of the drone, such as body vibration and body shifting, can be detected in the wireless signal transmitted by drones during communication. We consider whether the received drone signals are uniquely di.erentiated from other mobile wireless phenomena such as cars equipped with Wi-Fi or humans carrying a mobile phone. The sensitivity of detection at distances of hundreds of meters as well as the accuracy of the overall detection system are evaluated using software defined radio (SDR) implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobiSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages211-224
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349284
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event15th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, MobiSys 2017 - Niagara Falls, United States
Duration: 19 Jun 201723 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameMobiSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services

Conference

Conference15th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, MobiSys 2017
CountryUnited States
CityNiagara Falls
Period19/06/1723/06/17

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