What is Vorn?
VORN UAS NET is a Non-destructive drone detecting communication network that enables shared airspace operations (manned and unmanned) by supplementing detection capabilities below 500 ft and handoff between regional UTM systems (Unmanned Traffic Management), sense & avoid systems, and applicable aerospace transportation authorities.
The more accessible drone technology becomes, the more frequent accidents via small/model drones will become. We have already witnessed amateur drone operators ‘accidentally’ disrupt international airport operations by infringing on airspace they were not approved for; smugglers using model drones to drop contraband into prison yards; and much more. Drone Detection systems will function to protect City-Centers, Airports, Prisons, Event Venues, Military Bases, Power Plants & Stations, etc from any potential bad actors or amateur ‘mis-haps’ while enabling shared airspace for a smart city future that supports urban air mobility.
Development Partners & Supporters
How The Networked System Works
An autonomous cargo drone takes off from the logistics hub in Kentucky, after filing its flight paperwork, bound for a city distribution center in Ohio. The drone is tracked during transit from its take-off location through it's flight path via a network of special RF detectors linked over a region-wide corridor of cellphone towers. Suddenly, a network operator gets an alert that the drone has had to alter its flight path to avoid a collision with an unregistered hobbyist drone operating in the commercial corridor. The network operator sees that the drone has a remote viewer option enabled so the operator is able to review the feed of the event and use the time-stamp and GPS location of the cargo drone to triangulate the offending hobbyist drones RID against the networks RID ping logs for reporting to the authorities.
How The Non-Networked System Works
A hobbyist flies a recreational drone nearby a local airport and unknowingly encroaches on runway approach/departure paths. The stationary detection system, already aware of the drone within its 40km (24.8 mile) range, notifies air-traffic control of the potential disruption and recommends counter drone action be taken as the drone crosses the safety threshold/altitude. The security / traffic control agent responsible for monitoring drone traffic may then virtually and/or physically intercept the drone using the systems C2 protocols. Once this process begins a report is created for submittal to relevant agencies and the FAA.
How Would You Use The System?
We are currently seeking Commercial Application Partners who are interested in deploying this system either for a niche purpose or for general market applications.
To learn more and find out how to get involved contact:
Ohio Drone, LLC
Project Lead: Rob Charvat