High power microwave for knocking out programmable suicide drones
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Fab-Lab, Qatar Scientific Club
Mohamed Zied Chaari   

Fab-Lab, Qatar Scientific Club, Wholesale Street, 9769, Doha, Qatar
Submission date: 2020-12-26
Final revision date: 2021-03-08
Acceptance date: 2021-03-27
Online publication date: 2021-04-15
Publication date: 2021-06-29
Security and Defence Quarterly 2021;34(2):68–84
The primary research objective is to reduce the dangers of rogue drones in our lives and the consequences of extremist groups, drug dealers, and organised criminals using them. The growing number of incidents involving modified drones proves the weakness of existing technology in stopping and neutralising errant drones such as the hand-held gun jammer, trained eagle, R.F. jammer, and others. This technology is not very likely to able to knock out a rogue drone and is incapable of stopping programmable drones. This article aims to examine the directed energy of HPM (high power microwaves) in using the electromagnetic field strength energy to damage the drone’s structure or burn its PCB board electronics. It goes on to analyse electronic attack using microwave power with high frequency to immediately switch off drones. The effectiveness of high microwave power for disrupting drones at different distances and in different weather conditions is evaluated. A study of the conical horn antenna of the magnetron coupling system, which has an operating frequency of 2.45 GHz, is also included.
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