Electromagnetic Susceptibility of COTS Control Systems
Keywords:COTS, EMC, susceptibility, UAV
COTS control systems used on small UAVs were investigated for EMC vulnerabilities. Electronic speed controllers, autopilots, and inertial measurement units were electromagnetically disrupted, by modulating RF signals with waveforms that were rectified by nonlinearities. These disruptions had catastrophic effects on the functionality of the devices, without physically damaging them.
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