- The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
- IEICE Communications Express (ISSN:21870136)
- vol.6, no.9, pp.530-534, 2017 (Released:2017-09-01)
This letter proposes to use an ultra-wideband (UWB) radar for drone detection and experimentally investigates feasibility of the proposal. First, the radar cross section (RCS) of a typical quadrotor drone is clarified. Next, radar range profiles of a flying drone are discussed. As a result, we have confirmed that an UWB radar with high range resolution can detect a drone and observed a unique feature of the echoes reflected from the drone’s rotor blades. The feature will enable us to distinguish a drone from other flying objects.