Drone Defence is working with Metropolitan Wireless International (MWI) in Singapore to deploy fifty AeroSentry Zero remote-ID sensors over a 24-month implementation programme. Drone Defence is responsible for the technical viability of a wide-area sensor network, to effectively detect, identify, and monitor conspicuous drone and their flight behaviours.
According to the Drone Defence press release, the pilot phase will involve the installation of 3 drone detection sensors being deployed at a number of trial sites. Following on from this, phase 1 will see several sensors deployed across the Southern region, phase 2 focusing on the Northern region and finally, phase 3 covering the Central region of Singapore.
Richard Gill, Drone Defence CEO and founder said: “We’re excited to be taking part in this project in Singapore. The installation of the AeroSentry Zero sensor network is extensive and will provide full coverage of the 720 sq. km city-state, to ensure all conspicuous drones are identified and visible via AeroTracker.“ He continues: “This remote-ID network will also provide visibility for Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management (UTM) systems, offering data and analytics into Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) flight paths, trends and areas to avoid for flight corridors.”
This ground-based infrastructure approach will also be combined with Drone Defence’s cloud-based Airspace Monitoring System (AMS), AeroTracker. The system provides a user-friendly, online interface, displaying conspicuous drones and their locations, detected by deployed remote-ID sensors.
Drone Defence’s AeroPing will also be used in conjunction with this project. The FAA approved real-time drone transponder will be used to ensure accuracy of the remote-ID sensors.
This project will also allow other individuals and organisations to make use of the sensor remote-ID network.
As well as feeding the sensor data to AeroTracker, the network will also be made available via API, providing the option to integrate the same data points into an existing system. Services such as FoodPanda and their PANDAFLY service, may then utilise this data for their inter-island food drone deliveries, which is currently under trial.
The project is set for completion at the end of 2024.
(Image: Drone Defence Aerosentry Zero)
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