Dronefence receives funding to continue development of drone detection solution

Germany’s Dronefence has received seed funding from a set of investors to continue the development of its commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) detection technology.

The investors include Larnabel Ventures, VP Capital, Boundary Holding and Technology and Business Consulting Group.

Dronefence co-founder Benny Drescher said: “Protecting our societies and infrastructure from the reckless use of drones is an important endeavour, and Dronefence's technology is poised to make a meaningful contribution to our society as a whole.”

In collaboration with Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology, Dronefence has already developed UAV tracking and security systems for various commercial applications.

"Dronefence's technology is poised to make a meaningful contribution to our society as a whole.”

The patent-pending technology helps detect unsanctioned drones so that these vehicles can be apprehended.

The technology uses a sensor combination and stereo camera system to identify and localise UAVs.

Machine-learning algorithms have been used to analyse data collected from a wide range of sensors, as well as identify different UAV types and differentiate authorised UAVs from ones that could pose a potential security risk.

The Dronefence technology is designed to serve various commercial businesses and public venues, including shopping malls, concert arenas, government buildings, airports and industrial plants. 

Dronefence is also currently developing sky-tracking modules that can be customised to monitor air space over various terrains and is suitable for commercial, industrial and governmental spaces.