Mission Accomplished: H4D teams address safety/security challenges

What’s the best way to take down drones targeting U.S. military personnel operating in a city full of buildings where danger lurks around every corner? And how can first responders from multiple agencies—local, state and federal—coordinate in a disaster area where normal communications channels have been wiped out? Those were just some of the challenges faced by students taking the inaugural Hacking for Defense class this spring. JMU was the only school of six across the county offering the class exclusively to undergraduates…

Team Slade talks about their design to take down enemy drones with a projectile that seeks out the enemy and drops a net over them. Team members said they knew very little about drones before taking the class.

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