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1. (WO2018160701) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING JET ENGINES TO CLEAR DRONES FROM AIRSPACE
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A method for automatically responding to an unauthorized flying obj ect approaching or which has entered a restricted airspace, said method comprising the steps of:

a. positioning one or more 3D Motion and Sound Sensors such that the sensor(s) captures video of at least a portion of a restricted airspace;

b. electronically forwarding digital video from the sensor(s) to a computerized monitoring system, the computerized monitoring system programmed to recognize when an unauthorized flying object is approaching or entered the restricted airspace based on the digital video received from the sensor;

c. determining by the computerized monitoring system that an unauthorized flying obj ect is approaching or entered the restricted airspace; and

d. activating a j et engine by the computerized monitoring system to respond to the unauthorized flying obj ect approaching or entering the restricted airspace.

2. The method for automatically responding of claim 1 further comprising the step of requesting an authorization code or signal from the unauthorized flying object prior to step d.

3. The method for automatically responding of claim 2 wherein step d. is performed only if a valid authorization code or signal is not received from the unauthorized flying obj ect.

4. The method for automatically responding of claim 2 wherein step d. is performed only if a valid authorization code or signal is not received from the unauthorized flying object within a preconfigured time period.

5. The method for automatically responding of claim 1 further comprising the step of waiting for a preconfigured time period to receive an authorization code or signal from the unauthorized flying obj ect by the computerized monitoring system before proceeding to step d.

6. The method for automatically responding of claim 1 wherein step d comprises (i) positioning the j et engine such that suction created by the activated j et engine is directed towards the unauthorized flying object and (ii) drawing the unauthorized flying object into the jet engine with the suction.

7. The method for automatically responding of claim 1 wherein step d comprises (i) positioning the jet engine such that thrust created by the activated jet engine is directed towards the unauthorized flying obj ect and (ii) pushing the unauthorized flying obj ect out of the restricted airspace with the thrust.

8. The method for automatically responding of claim 1 further comprising the step of displaying the video of the unauthorized flying object on a computer when the computerized monitoring system determines that an unauthorized flying object is approaching or entered the restricted airspace.

9. The method for automatically responding of claim 1 further comprising the step of storing information in a database regarding any actions taken by the computerized monitoring system in response to determining or detecting the unauthorized flying object approaching or entering the restricted airspace.

10. The method for automatically responding of claim 1 wherein the unauthorized flying object is a drone.

11. The method for automatically responding of claim 1 wherein the unauthorized flying object is an unmanned air vehicle or unmanned aircraft.

12. A system for automatically responding to an unauthorized flying object that is approaching or which has entered a restricted airspace, comprising:

one or more sensors positioned to capture or transmit digital video of at least a portion of the restricted airspace.

a computerized monitoring system in communication with the one or more sensors, the computerized monitoring system programmed to recognize when an unauthorized flying object is approaching or entered the restricted airspace from the digital video received from the one or more sensors; and

at least one jet engine assembly positioned close enough to the restricted airspace such that suction created by the jet engine draws the unauthorized flying object in or thrust created by the jet engine pushes the unauthorized flying object away from the restricted airspace, the at least one jet engine assembly in communication with the computerized monitoring system.

13. The system for automatically responding of claim 12 wherein the computerized monitoring system is programmed to send an electronic command to activate the jet engine assembly when the computerized monitoring system determines that an unauthorized flying object is approaching or entered the restricted airspace.

14. The system for automatically responding of claim 12 further comprising a wireless receiver in communication with the computerized monitoring system, the wireless receiver capable of receiving wireless transmissions from the unauthorized flying object for processing by the computerized monitoring system.

15. The system for automatically responding of claim 12 wherein the computerized monitoring system is programmed to request an authorization code or authorization signal from the unauthorized flying object and programmed to wait a preconfigured period of time before sending a command to the jet engine to active the jet engine for responding to the unauthorized flying object.

16. The system for automatically responding of claim 12 wherein the at least one jet engine assembly is located on land, a building or other structure.

17. The system for automatically responding of claim 12 wherein the computerized monitoring system is programmed to send signals for controlling or adjusting the orientation or position of the at least one jet engine assembly based on a current location of the unauthorized flying object or an anticipated flight path of the unauthorized flying object.

18. The system for automatically responding of claim 14 wherein the wireless receiver is adapted for being in communication with a wireless transmitter associated with the unauthorized flying obj ect, wherein the wireless transmitter sends the authorization code or authorization signal that is received by the wireless receiver for processing by the computerized monitoring system.

19. The system for automatically responding of claim 12 further comprising a database in communication with the computerized monitoring system; wherein information concerning events and actions taken with respect to a determined unauthorized flying object are stored within the database by the computerized monitoring system.

20. The system for automatically responding of claim 12 further comprising a noise abatement system associated with the at least one jet engine assemblies.