Mini-Drone Swarms: Their Issues and Potential in Conflict Situations

Abstract:

Drones are currently used for a wide range of operations, such as border surveillance, general surveillance, reconnaissance, transport, aerial photography, traffic control, earth observation, communications, broadcasting, and armed attacks.

This paper examines the swarming and associated abilities to overwhelm a combatant as well as bring extra functionality by means of extra sensors spread throughout the swarm. The strategy of stealth is becoming increasingly less effective. Combatants can not only sense them, but can also successfully destroy them (although this cannot be said for nano-drones). For mini-drones, objectives can be enhanced by the strategy of overwhelming.

 


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Photo of Dr. Martti Lehto

University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä
Finland

Dr. Martti Lehto, (Military Sciences), Col (GS) (ret.) works as a Professor (Cyber Security) in the University of Jyväskylä. He has over 40 years’ experience in C4ISR Systems in Finnish Defence Forces. Now, he is a cyber security and cyber defence researcher and teacher and the Pedagogical Director of the Cyber Security MSc. program. He is also adjunct professor in National Defence University in Air and Cyber Warfare. He has over 130 publications on the areas of C4ISR systems, cyber security and defence, information warfare, artificial intelligence, air power, and defence policy.

 

Photo of William (Bill) Hutchinson

Security Research Institute Edith Cowan University Perth,
Australia.

Bill Hutchinson was Foundation IBM Chair in Information Security, Director of SECAU (Security Research Centre), and Coordinator of the Information Operations and Security programmes in the School of Computer and Security Science at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. From 2000 to 2010, he was the Chief Editor and founder of the Journal of Information Warfare, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO), and the Chair of the Western Australian chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). At present, Bill is investigating the concept of deceiving autonomous robots, writing a book on deception, serving as Guest Editor of the 20th anniversary edition of the JIW, and supporting researchers and course designers whenever he can.

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