DroneShield releases AI software engine to fuse counter-drone data from diverse sensors
Counter-drone tech specialist DroneShield has released a new sensor-agnostic 3D data fusion engine called SensorFusionAI (SFAI). Deployed as a standalone module, SFAI can integrate into any third-party command-and-control system on a subscription basis and fuse data from varied anti-drone sensors.
Angus Bean, DroneShield’s CTO, points out that rogue drone detection is increasingly moving toward a multi-sensor approach for high-stakes fixed sites (and in certain situations, vehicle and ship systems). This is happening because multiple sensor modalities — such as radiofrequency, radar, acoustic, and camera systems — provide better detection results.
However, this multi-sensor approach generates better results only when there’s an intelligent software engine fusing together the sensor outputs and offering comprehensive intelligence. Otherwise, adding more sensors becomes counterproductive as it generates more data without a clear way to manage…