Drone Communication Analysis


The goal of this project is to sniff and analyze packets on a drone WiFi connection. By doing this we hope to be able to replicate commands and send them from an outside source to "talk" to the drone. This will allow for a remote override of the drone should it enter a no-fly zone or pose a security risk.


Previously, remote controlled products were sent commands via VHF radio waves. Now, modern drones now use long-range WiFi provided by the controller, resulting in more secure communication. However, the current method to take down drones is through signal jamming, causing either a forced landing or complete loss of control of the drone. These uncontrolled descents pose a safety concern.

Tools Used

Kali Linux: Ethical hacking package addition for Linux

GNURadio: Software defined radio toolkit

3dr Solo: Drone made by 3D Robotics


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Team Members

Fred Tang

Chris Yin

Noah Paladino

Anubhav Suri

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