Defense Systems Digest
17 November 2020


Notable Technical Inquiry

What studies have been done regarding the use of water to counter drones or drone swarms?

DSIAC was asked to identify studies regarding the use of water in C-UAS.  C-UAS platforms are divided into two primary areas:  detection and tracking systems and interdiction systems.  One example of interdiction C-UAS is a water projector or water cannon.  A water cannon was used at the 2016 Air Force Research Laboratory’s Commander’s Challenge to bring down a drone during a test exercise.  The U.S. Navy is using water cannons and water barrier lines to defend their platforms against high-speed,…

Voice From The Community

Heather O’Brien

Electronics Engineer, U.S. Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Army Research Laboratory

I have been an electronics engineer with the U.S. CCDC Army Research Laboratory for over 10 years researching near- and far-term enabling technologies for high-voltage, pulsed-power applications and prime power conversion. My expertise is designing experiments and techniques to analyze the behavior of novel semiconductor devices for mobile, power-dense systems. I hold an M.S. in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in engineering from Harvey Mudd College.

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