FOREWORD There was a time when being in the middle of something, a position, a place or even an opinion, was not a bad place. Whether you were in the middle of your class ranking or if you were in the middle of a queue of people, was already better than being at the end, although not as good as being the first. In a great majority of situations, being in the middle is not necessarily a bad thing; however, today we seem to live in a world oriented to the edge of things; Our global context exposes a reality that pushes us to believe that extremes are the only paths available to achieve success
The ETEP Faculdades promoted from June 7 to 9, the third edition of the Week of Management, Technology and Innovation (in Portuguese SGTI) which  addressed new themes this year. IACIT was present and gave a lecture about the contribution of IACIT to technological innovation in Brazil. The lecture was given by Eng Pérsio Vitor de Sena Abrahão, member of the IACIT Board of Directors and Project Office Manager, responsible for analyzing, designing, capturing and managing financial resources for technology, development programs and new products. The SGTI emerged with the objective of involving
The DRONEBlocker, popularly known as Drone jammer, is intended to interfere with the communication link between one or more Drones and their operators, preventing them from penetrating a certain protected area. Interference occurs through the emission of radio frequency (RF) signals at a frequency or frequency range used for the control and navigation of the Drones. For the interference to be efficient, these signals must have specific characteristics, because a large part of the marketed Drones use spectral scattering broadband modulation techniques, such as Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
  IACIT, honored with the invitation, was present in the 1st Cyber and SWIM Workshop held by the BAF (Brazilian Air Force) departments DECEA and ICEA. The objective of the Workshop, achieved with great success in IACIT’s opinion, was to consolidate the perspectives regarding the state of the art and the paths to be followed for each topic addressed in relation to the vast and complex universe that encompasses the concepts that surround SWIM. The event featured representatives from the Air Force, leading companies in the CNS / ATM sector, airlines and members of academies and universities. In
In April, IACIT participated in the 18th IGWG (International GBAS Working Group), Congress that took place in Atlanta, where it brought together aviation representatives from several countries to address the evolution and improvement of the GBAS system (GroundBased Augmentation System).  Continuing work on this GBAS technology, this Thursday (11/05), IACIT participated in the meeting promoted by DECEA (Air Space Control Department) in order to share the current status of the GBAS project and get to know the perspectives of the organs and companies of the aerial sector. In addition to the
Drone Neutralization As was explained in Part 1 of this article, we will prefer an automatic neutralization mechanism (without the need for a person involved). However, in the area of Drone neutralization, it appears that many solutions in the form of a “Gun” have appeared recently, so it is worth a thorough discussion. Let us use it as a test case, through which we will try to learn how to analyze the performance (efficiency and effectivity) of a neutralizing system, considering as much parameters as possible in our evaluation.    Several companies are offering a “Net Gun”, which is taking
Drone Detection As was explained during Part 1 of this article, we will prefer an automatic detection mechanism. We can distinguish between four (4) different detection technologies / means: Radar RF Receiver Camera Acoustic Sensor Following is a short explanation of each technology, with its advantages and disadvantages: 1. Radar Short description: The Radar transmits RF signals, and detects Drones by analyzing the small change in frequency of the return/reflected signal (echo). The signal reflected from the Drone’s propellers has a special “signature” (behavior), allowing the Radar to “
The first week of April will be vibrant and remarkable for IACIT. For the first time, we will participate in Intermodal South America, in São Paulo from April 04 ͪ to 06 ͪ. Considered as the biggest event in the Americas for the Logistics, Freight Transport and Foreign Trade sectors, Intermodal is a strategic platform for launching new products, forming partnerships and business generating. In its previous edition, Intermodal was visited by more than 45 thousand people during the three days of the event and was attended by several authorities from 60 countries. Intermodal will be a great
LAAD Defense & Security 2017 is considered the largest Defense and Security Exhibition in Latin America, and will take place from 04 to 07 of April in Rio de Janeiro. LAAD 2017 will host 195 official delegations from 85 countries around the world, promoting great national and international exposure and opportunities to IACIT. At LAAD, IACIT will present its technologies and products for Defense and Public Security, CNS/ATM, Telemetry and Metereology. The solutions that will be displayed are: OTH 0100, DRONEBlocker, COMBlocker, RCIEDBlocker, C2I, DME 0200, QUADRANTE 0100 (ADS-B/MLAT), RCS
Part 1 The threat Much was spoken about the variety of new threats that commercial Drones have brought into our lives. However, it seems that the authorities have not “fully digested” this threat yet, and are failing to respond quickly enough, while dangerous events are beginning to accumulate in large quantities. Luckily, the majority of these dangerous events is still unintentionally caused, mainly due to inadequate flying skills of Drone operators. However, the number of intentionally caused events is rapidly increasing with each passing day. The Drones low cost, high availability,