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Battelle to Showcase Innovative Unmanned Technologies

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Battelle to Showcase Innovative Technologies That Stop Drones In Their Tracks, Peer Into the Ocean and Use Long-Distance Autonomy to Probe the Sea

(Source: Battelle; issued May 12, 2016)

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The anti-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) device that is capturing the world's attention -- DroneDefender -- will be on display at Battelle's booth along with other technologies at the Sea Air Space Show May 16-18.

The DroneDefender and other Battelle technologies detailed below, can be seen at Booth # 1617, while Proteus will be displayed at partner Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) booth #2125.

-- DroneDefender is the first man-portable, accurate and easy-to-use system to provide critical security protection against small UAS devices. The Battelle DroneDefender uses radio control frequency disruption to safely stop drones in the air before they can pose a threat to military or civilian safety. It is an inexpensive, lightweight point-and-shoot system with a demonstrated range of 400 meters. Click here to see a simulation of it in action. The technology is restricted to use by federal authorities under a strict permitting process*, but sales are taking off with nearly 100 units sold to the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

-- Proteus is a dual-mode (unmanned and manned) undersea vehicle that was developed by Battelle and Huntington Ingalls subsidiary Undersea Solutions Group. The vehicle recently successfully completed endurance testing to demonstrate reliability and ability to perform long-duration missions for the U.S. Navy. It simulated traveling 2,412 nautical miles in a testing tank in Panama City, Florida and ran submerged for 720 hours while executing a full range of simulated mission behaviors.

-- HorizonVue M360 Video System uses one of Battelle's unique 360-degree cameras and an interactive viewing software system that provides never-before available situational awareness allowing undersea operators to continuously monitor complex operating environments. The HorizonVue M360 single camera system, which is depth-rated to 4,500 meters, allows operators to capture the same view that would normally require six to nine regular cameras. It also gives the user a virtual pan and tilt capability involving no moving parts, with real-time multicasting and post-event playback capabilities.

-- Software technology from SeeByte, a Battelle company, provides clients in the maritime sector with the most advanced software solutions to enhance the capabilities of their underwater sensors, vehicles and systems. It is used by both the military and oil and gas customers around the world.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries.