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DroneShield releases DroneOptID firmware update for enhanced drone detection, ID and tracking

DroneShield is pleased to announce the release of the latest update for its DroneOptID platform, as part of exhibiting at IDEX 2023, held in Abu Dhabi from 20 to 24 February.

DroneShield DroneSentry-C2 Command-and-Control System with DroneOptID module

DroneOptID is a computer vision-based system used to control various thermal and optical sensors, detect, classify and track small drones or UAV targets.

Customers enrolled in DroneShield's DroneSentry-C2 with DroneOptID software subscription, receive quarterly updates to the proprietary DroneOptID classification engine. DroneOptID is a camera agnostic software solution and DroneShield offers multiple camera options along with it to support various customer use cases, performance and budget requirements.

Major upgrades include:

  • Improved Scan Pattern Performance: Major performance improvement to the optical scan pattern algorithm for faster target acquisition from radar and RF detections.

  • Improved Object Size Estimation: Significant improvement to the passive optical object size estimation, enabling dynamic optical distance estimation adjustments when distance was previously acquired by other sensors.

  • Deep DroneOpt2 Integration: Full featured integration of the DroneOpt2 model supporting both thermal and optical feeds with DroneOptID classification.

  • AI Model Optimisation: Detection model optimisation for faster acquisition and improved high-speed target optical tracking.

  • Integration for Sensor Fusion Applications: DroneOptID provides data stream designed to integrate with Sensor Fusion-based systems such as DroneSentry-C2.

  • Reduced Optical False Detections: Expansion of the DroneOptID data sets, reducing false detection probability.

Angus Bean, DroneShield Chief Technology Officer, commented, “As the counterdrone industry matures and our end user community begin taking back control of their low altitude airspace, the use of electronic countermeasures becomes a vital part of the response action. Our partners often require visual confirmation of target prior to the use of such countermeasures. This DroneOptID quarterly firmware release expands the reliability, accuracy, and functionality of a critical piece of technology.”


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