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A Method and System for Alerting/Identifying Drones within User’s Proximity

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244040D
Publication Date: 2015-Nov-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for alerting/identifying drones within user’s proximity. The method and system enables a user to identify uninvited active drones in a close proximity to the user and alerts the user to perform an appropriate action.

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A Method and System for Alerting/Identifying Drones within User's Proximity

Disclosed is a method and system for alerting/identifying drones within user's proximity. The method and system enables a user to identify uninvited active drones in a close proximity to the user and alerts the user to perform an appropriate action.

The system includes a drone identification application to identify one or more drones in close proximity to the user by performing a Local Drone Search (LDS). A LDS would be

similar to a local online phone book as opposed to a national drone registry which is mostly meant for commercial drones.

In an implementation, the LDS is performed by identifying IP addresses of the one or more drones by using an IP address tracing technique. The system selects Drones of Interest (DOI) to the user based on the type and frequency of the system and returns the possible IP addresses of the one or more drones to the users.

In another implementation, the LDS can be performed by using one of a tracing device positioned on a base controller and the other tracing device on the drone. The tracing device positioned on the base controller visualizes a relative drone on an intruding drone or receives the characteristics of the intruding drone to perform LDS and identify the one or more drones in close proximity to the user.

In yet another implementation, the system includes a drone detector using a Radio Frequency (RF) technology to collect data from an on-board Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) transmitter and communicates with a RFID sensor positioned on a user's communication device. The user's communication device can be, but not be limited to, a mobile device, a tablet, a computer, a laptop and the like. The data received by the user device can be searched in a Local Drone Registry (LDR) via the drone identification application to identify registered RFID tags. If this a new tag, it

would be added to the database. The RF technology can also be used to...