DroneShield Limited proudly introduces SensorFusionAI (SFAI), a breakthrough in drone detection technology. SFAI is a sensor-agnostic, 3D data fusion engine designed for complex environments, marking a significant advancement in airspace security.
Angus Bean, DroneShield’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), emphasized the shift towards a multi-sensor approach for detecting drones or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Bean noted that this approach is especially effective for fixed-site, and in some cases, vehicle and ship systems where budgets and space permit. The power lies in combining multiple sensor modalities, such as radiofrequency, radar, acoustics, and cameras, either deployed within a single node or across multiple nodes.
However, Bean pointed out that the success of the multi-sensor approach hinges on the presence of an intelligent software engine to fuse the sensor outputs into meaningful data. Without this crucial component, adding more sensors can lead to information overload without clear management.
DroneShield has risen to this challenge by developing a true AI-based sensor fusion engine, initially integrated into its DroneSentry-C2 command-and-control system. This engine accommodates all common drone detection modalities, including radiofrequency, radar, acoustics, and cameras.
The separation of SFAI from the DroneSentry-C2 system allows third-party C2 manufacturers, including major industry players, to integrate SFAI into their C2 systems. This integration can be achieved through a subscription-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, effectively enhancing system performance.
Oleg Vornik, CEO of DroneShield, elaborated on the company’s strategy to be a comprehensive supplier of Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) solutions or a subcontractor, depending on customer preferences. Vornik highlighted that many customers have existing relationships or specific requirements, making third-party C2 suppliers a preferred choice. Offering SFAI to such suppliers helps DroneShield expand its market share and monetize its developed intellectual property.
Key Features of SensorFusionAI (SFAI) include:
- Behavior Analysis: Tracking objects to determine classification and predict their trajectory.
- Threat Assessment: Intelligently evaluating threat levels based on a wide range of data types.
- Confidence Levels: Designed for complex, noisy environments, managing inconsistent data inputs.
- After-Action Reporting: Advanced analytics presented in user-friendly graphical dashboards.
- Edge Processing: Utilizes an edge processing device (SmartHub) to reduce network load and enhance scalability.
- Versatile Adaptable Inputs: New sensors integrate seamlessly using existing software adaptors, improving integration time.
- Output to Any Platform: Visualization on DroneSentry-C2 or third-party C2 platforms, data analysis, alert systems, or security management software.
SFAI stands out with several advantages over traditional multi-sensor C2 engines:
- The system intelligently builds a model informed by all inputs over time.
- Confidence values enable soft sensitivity selection, reducing false positives or negatives.
- Prediction models can interpolate paths for consistent tracking even with sparse data.
- Any incomplete or contradictory data is reconciled within a comprehensive object model.
- All sensor data is fused into one consistent intelligence packet.
DroneShield is proud to lead the way in advancing drone detection capabilities through SensorFusionAI. This innovation enhances airspace security and reinforces the company’s commitment to providing cutting-edge C-UAS solutions.