Why can’t drones be designed to home in on and destroy jammers?

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If I understand correctly, a jammer puts out a bunch of RF to overload a drone’s remote link or GPS signal. Why wouldn’t it be trivially easy to just home in on that transmitter and destroy it?

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It wouldn’t be trivial, you would have to have multiple directional antennas or a phased antenna array connected to something like a computer that can process the incoming signals and to make a decision on if it’s intentional jamming or not. Then you would have to compare power levels on the different antennas or sweep with a phased array to determine a heading. The latter is kind of like how dishy for starlink can aim in different directions based on where a clear view of the sky is. If the decision logic for intentional jamming isn’t very good it might just home in on Wi-Fi access points.

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