Sunday, May 5, 2013

New Business: Domestic Drone Detectors?

COMMENT -Announcement  over a drone warning system is clearly causing excitement throughout the Libertarian and Patriot Movement.  Which leads us to the stark fact Craig Franklin still attempts to position himself as Libertarian, donating money to the Libertarian National Committee while his long time friend, Michael Emerling Cloud can benefit thereby.  It is far better to get money to Cloud this way than to loan him money and not have it paid back.  

Franklin has also donated lavishly to Advocates for Self-Government, an organization which allows him to market his recordings.  These songs are used in continued attempts to entice normal women into a relationship which will allow him to abuse them sexually and financially.  Green Hills Software's  Vice President for Advanced Products Development has been a sexual predator all of his life and the company has covered for him as a matter of course.   

Because of his lack of success in this curious area of politics he instead today looks for women on Sugar Daddy sites.  

As we today know all too well, Libertarian politics draws in people with motives which are anything but freedom.  Eventually, people show you who they are.

Nicholas West Activist Post
The U.S. government remains fully committed to widening the use of domestic drones. Arguments for and against have run the gamut from privacy concerns to possible weaponization and killing of American citizens on U.S. soil.

However, as civil libertarians continue to do battle with a government dead-set on testing the U.S. Constitution, domestic drone use is taking other forms. A wide variety of public and private companies -- real estate agents, media outlets, or just drone enthusiasts -- are literally testing the boundaries of drone flight and potential for spying without detection.

 According to U.S News, John Franklin believes he has an answer for at least alerting people about a drone entering their personal space: enter the "DroneShield."
Franklin is an aerospace engineer based in Washington D.C. who has initiated his project through Indiegogo. His project already has exceeded his financing target after just a few days. According to the DroneShield project site, Franklin seeks to offer his creation for a retail price of $69 and perhaps even lower.
We hope that there will be enough interest to justify further development to reduce costs in future generations; we believe ultimately we could get the cost down to the $20-range at scale. Future plans could include moving to an open-source 'sourceforge' type development environment and teaming with 3rd party hardware makers.  We could also envision a smart-phone based platform for portable applications.

The device would utilize an open source database of drone sounds that would be identified through a connected Wi-Fi device that can interpret a drone's acoustic signature. Once a drone has been identified by the DroneShield mounted in a selected area, the user could be alerted via text message or e-mail that there has been an intrusion.

Franklin explains his motivation for creating the DroneShield:
"I bought a [drone] from Amazon and was going to use it to look at my roof. The wind took it and I crashed it into my neighbor's yard. It freaked him out once he noticed it had a camera on it," Franklin says. "It sort of dawned on me that it's so easy to invade someone's privacy with a couple hundred dollar drone." 
There are some limitations, however.  DroneShield will only be capable of detecting mid-sized drones flying within the immediate vicinity, as opposed to larger drones which fly at altitudes that could not be detected. It also will not be able to detect the increasingly minaturized drones that are modeled after insects, such as Robobee, or the potentially lethal nano-drone "Micro Air Vehicles" shown in the Air Force video below.

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