Gryphon Sensors partners with WhiteFox Defense Technologies on Skylight counter-UAS system

SYRACUSE, N.Y. Gryphon Sensors, provider of intelligent drone detection and safe unmanned aircraft system (UAS) airspace integration, in Syracuse, New York, is partnering with drone analytics and mitigation provider WhiteFox Defense Technologies in San Luis Obispo, California. Gryphon Sensors is integrating WhiteFox’s non-jamming, non-kinetic mitigation, and analysis capabilities with its Skylight system to form a radio frequency (RF)-based, sensor-driven, counter-UAS system.

Feb 7th, 2018
Gryphon Sensors partners with WhiteFox Defense Technologies on Skylight counter-UAS system
Gryphon Sensors partners with WhiteFox Defense Technologies on Skylight counter-UAS system

SYRACUSE, N.Y. Gryphon Sensors, provider of intelligent drone detection and safe unmanned aircraft system (UAS) airspace integration, in Syracuse, New York, is partnering with drone analytics and mitigation provider WhiteFox Defense Technologies in San Luis Obispo, California. Gryphon Sensors is integrating WhiteFox’s non-jamming, non-kinetic mitigation, and analysis capabilities with its Skylight system to form a radio frequency (RF)-based, sensor-driven, counter-UAS system.

Gryphon Sensors Skylight uses a suite of radar and multispectral sensors that provides a comprehensive, real-time, 3D, low-altitude airspace picture, with superior accuracy and long-range detection performance on small UAS. Adding WhiteFox’s mitigation and analytic capabilities to Skylight creates one of the most technically capable and robust counter-UAS solutions anywhere.

Skylight system uses multiple ground-based sensors to detect cooperative and non-cooperative targets in the airspace, providing intelligent situational awareness for integration and security. Skylight combines multiple technologies to provide the most comprehensive, clear airspace picture.

Mobile Skylight is a new standard in drone security and unmanned aircraft system (UAS) traffic management. Featuring an array of self-contained sensors, it serves as a complete mobile command center for many applications. Contained in a sleek, rugged van, Mobile Skylight features 4×4 off-road capability and can be taken anywhere without a commercial driver’s license.

Gryphon Sensors R1400 is a 3-D Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) air surveillance radar designed specifically for the detection of small, low-flying targets. The R1400 provides rapid, precise detection and tracking of airborne targets, including small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), general aviation, birds and other cooperative or non-cooperative targets of interest. It provides accurate target position and velocity in a configurable hemispherical volume of coverage: 360 degrees in azimuth and 90 degrees in elevation.

The S1200 is a 2D Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) direction finder that monitors the signals in the relevant frequency bands for the rapid and precise detection and tracking of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). It uses an extensive library of drone control signal profiles in order to detect and classify these types of signals. This passive sensor reliably and automatically detects the remote control of a commercial microdrone within a 5-km radius.

The company offers a variety of high-resolution, slew-to-cue, optical tracking cameras used for visual identification and optical tracking. The sensor is useful in the classification of non-cooperative targets like birds, general aviation, etc. It uses both thermal and EO lenses to view airborne targets up to 3km in range — with 360 degree pan and 180 degree tilt rotations.

SAMI (Skylight Airspace Monitor Interface) is the glue that brings the company’s sensors together to give a complete airspace picture.

WhiteFox’s DroneFox detects drones in an airspace, with a range extending kilometers beyond visual line of sight. A forensic threat analysis is executed on target drones to determine inherent safety risk of the drone and the intent of the pilot using variables such as payload capacity, model, location, pilot’s location, and live video feed, thereby extending the operator’s ability to protect those in harm’s way from the ground into the airspace above.

“We are very excited to be partnering with WhiteFox and their industry-leading drone mitigation and analysis capabilities,” says Anthony Albanese, president of Gryphon Sensors. “Our companies have similar advanced, agile, rapid development and engineering environments that allow us to stay ahead of the rapidly evolving threat.”

Gryphon Sensors and WhiteFox are both U.S. companies with technologies developed and supported in America. The Skylight system is designed, manufactured, and supported by Gryphon Sensors in Syracuse, New York. WhiteFox develops its drone defense solutions out of San Luis Obispo, California.

Gryphon Sensors, an SRC Inc. company, is a provider of commercial sensors and systems that detect, track, and identify small UAS. Gryphon provides multispectral solutions in the drone security and UAS integration markets. Gryphon Sensors provides affordable, best-in-class products and services to the drone security and UAS integration markets. The company is involved in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) BSNF Pathfinder, FAA Drone Detection Pathfinder, Project UAS Secure Autonomous Flight Environment (U-SAFE), and NASA’s UAS Traffic Management (UTM) program.

Headquartered in San Luis Obispo, California, WhiteFox specializes in developing services and solutions to comprehensively detect, identify, and safely mitigate sUAS threats. The company has developed the DroneFox: a drone threat detection, identification, and mitigation device that is man-portable, readily integrated, high-performance, low-impact, small footprint, simple to use, and cost-effective. This defensive counter-sUAS solution is produced in a form factor that is man-portable and easily fixed to a secure location.


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