Blog Editor’s Note: This, of course, could be said of any unmanned system, and to a lesser extent for all transportation, manned and unmanned. The US government is doing a technology demonstration of a complementary and backup system for GPS this year. Once operational, such a system should help eliminate these concerns.

Thanks to RNTF member Ryan Terp who regularly sends us articles of interest for comment and posting, including this one.

 

AVWeb.com

GPS Jamming: Major Threat To Drones

By Paul Bertorelli | April 30, 2018

As drones multiply, as they are expected to do, incidents of GPS (or GNSS) jamming and spoofing are expected to rise in concert during the next decade. That poses not just a threat of loss of the vehicles, but also to nearby aircraft and unaware people on the ground, according to Jeremy Bennington of Spirent, a company that specializes in jamming and spoofing defense. Bennington spoke at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL Expo in Denver this week and sketched a threat that’s not yet emergent, but will escalate enough to require drone manufacturers to harden their aircraft against interference.

As drones multiply, as they are expected to do, incidents of GPS (or GNSS) jamming and spoofing are expected to rise in concert during the next decade. That poses not just a threat of loss of the vehicles, but also to nearby aircraft and unaware people on the ground, according to Jeremy Bennington of Spirent, a company that specializes in jamming and spoofing defense. Bennington spoke at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL Expo in Denver this week and sketched a threat that’s not yet emergent, but will escalate enough to require drone manufacturers to harden their aircraft against interference.

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