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Pre-Demo: the first ALFA full system test
17 July 2019
by Pascal Sadjina
The first ALFA full system test has been conducted in Cacela Velha in the south of Portugal during the week 24-28 June. This test proved very successful, the system was able to detect and classify drones, helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, where also the threat analysis and behavioral analysis proved to operate, as well as the landing site prediction. Of course, no test is without a hurdle. The information flow from the camera to the core system showed less effective than anticipated. Moreover, the passive RF system suffered from an error that has not exhibit itself before.
Many recordings resulted from the full system test and are currently being analyzed. Based on these results, adaptations and improvements are made. The observed shortcomings of the first test will have to be resolved. The team is preparing for the ultimate system test and demonstration to the European Union in the beginning of October.