Counter-drone specialist DroneShield has released a new firmware update for its AI-powered drone detection, identification, and tracking software DroneOptID.

DroneOptID is a computer vision-based system used to control various thermal and optical sensors, and detect, classify, and track small drones. The camera-agnostic software solution has been trained on close to 100,000 individual samples to classify targets. Once the target drone is in the field of view of its camera, the software uses motion tracking and machine learning techniques to identify and track the threat.

The major upgrades that the drone detection software’s latest firmware package contains 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…