Dedrone has released DroneTracker 3.5, a drone detection system aimed at defeating drone swarms.
“Drone swarms, or more than three drones in a single area, have been demonstrated in action in modern military settings for surveillance and delivery,” says the company. “Pilots who operate more than one drone at a time can expand their reach and impact to an area, whether to support disaster response and recovery, drop contraband at a correctional facility, distract law enforcement from their operations, or threaten the security of a military base.”
“Our software platform detects, localizes, and tracks simultaneous drones and swarms to protect against advanced drone threats. DroneTracker 3.5, hosted in the cloud or on-premise, uses Dedrone’s DroneDNA database to recognize and classify RF, WiFi, and non-WiFi drones. DroneTracker 3.5 uses RF Sensors and video cameras to provide simultaneous detection, including a redesigned alert screen for handling multiple alerts. As drones maneuver through the airspace, certain PTZ cameras will now be prompted by DroneTracker 3.5 to automatically mimic the movement, providing increased visual awareness of the vehicle’s identifying features and payload. In the case of multiple drones, DroneTracker 3.5 will prompt the PTZ camera to intelligently coordinate their behavior.
DroneTracker 3.5 now integrates a point of interest (POI) marker with a tactical overlay on the user’s map, including real-time calculation of distance and movement of multiple targets. This POI marker helps users calculate the distance between an approaching drone and a specific point in the protected area, or a person’s location. DroneTracker 3.5 now supports street, satellite and hybrid maps, allowing for users to view drone alerts and movement on the map of their choice.
Additional notable updates to DroneTracker 3.5 include:
- Improved overall sensor scanning and detection speeds
- Improved sensor fusion and data merging for better position calculation
- Added new detectors for more drone and remote types
- Updated user interface details, including a redesigned alert screen to handle multiple alerts simultaneously