Passive Intruder Detection

Miniature Intruder Detection System for UAS SAA

Our visual detection and tracking technology enables one of the primary Sense-and-Avoid functions for unmanned aircraft systems:, he ability to detect air traffic in both day and night imaging conditions. In collaboration with Defense Engineering Corporation (DEC) we are developing an integrated Short Wave Infra-Red (SWIR) sensor/processor system capable of detecting and tracking potential intruding aircrafts in the surrounding airspace.


Technology description

  • Greater than 90% hit rate at distances of greater than 3Nm in day time and up to 8Nm for night time operations
  • Design aimed at single digit false alarms per hour
  • Designed for real time multiple intruder tracking on an embedded platform
  • Detection performance has been validated using challenging day and night recorded flight test data
  • Adaptable for use with EO sensors
  • Small size, weight and power footprint