DroneShield releases next generation optical AI software
DroneShield Ltd is pleased to announce the release of DroneOptID™ 2.0, the second generation version of its optical Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning based software.
The original DroneOptID™ system, developed in collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) under a Defence Innovation Network grant from the Australian Government, has paved the way into a sophisticated AI-based software engine to detect, classify and track small, rapidly moving UAS, as well as their payloads.
The updates include a substantial overall enhancement of the engine, effectiveness in a wider range of environments including night-time via thermal sensors, improved detection and classification of UAS payloads and cutting-edge technology estimating the target distance and altitude from the sensor.
The update is provided as part of the overall the DroneSentry-C2™ command-and-control ecosystem. The software processes imagery from a number of third-party camera hardware partners, including TRAKKA cameras, as part of the on-vehicle TIPS-C solution.
DroneShield utilises its proprietary techniques in signal processing and Machine Learning/AI to do near-real time detection and identification of unmanned robotic systems, with DroneOptID™ being the optical sensor stream of work in parallel with RFAI cutting edge software engine in the radiofrequency sensing space.
The software is designed to run on all DroneSentry™ platforms incorporating a camera sensor.
Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO, commented, “DroneOptID™ carries our cutting-edge AI capabilities in the optical/thermal space, along with out RFAI global leadership in the AI processing of the radiofrequency spectrum. In addition to enabling a variety of cameras substantially enhanced capabilities of target tracking via a layer of software, it also opens the door to a variety of sophisticated target tracking applications on battlefield, cluttered urban and other complex environments, for a variety of threats, which is of interest to our existing and prospective Government and military customer base.”