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Don Smith
Posted 1/21/2019 17:56 (#7262078)
Subject: Anti Drone technology



Central Pennsylvania, USA
Researchers at University of Oxford have demonstrated – using onboard GPS loggers and cameras – that stooping peregrine falcons use the same steering laws as many man-made, guided missiles. Here is a link to their research paper:

https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pc...

Here is a copy/paste from that paper:

" Replacing falcons:
Ultimately, we (they) hope to use the data to develop fully autonomous flapping-wing drones. One practical application of such technology would be to replace the costly falconers and falcons currently used at airports to chase away birds, to prevent them flying into plane engines."

What is great about our simulations is that it bridges the gap between artificial flying machines and biology: by uniquely combining theoretically derived optimal control laws with empirically verified aerodynamic modelling, attack behaviour and physiological constraints of real birds, we learn precisely learn what birds are doing and why – but also how to better control man-made flapping-wing drones...”
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