DroneShield wins patent for acoustic drone detection system

Counter drone technology provider,  DroneShield, has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark office for its acoustic drone detection system.

DroneShield uses a multi-sensor approach to analyse and identify incoming drone threats. The radar sensor tracks a moving object, separating it from the background clutter such as trees or birds.

The acoustic sensor compares the audio sample to a database of acoustic signatures. If it finds a match, the system issues an alert and records identifying information about the aircraft. This multi-sensor analysis allows the system to detect drones with high accuracy, delivering low false-alarm rates.

In addition to this patent, the company has a number of other assets in its drone security IP portfolio, including four previously granted US patents. All of the IP assets relate to the counterdrone technologies.

“DroneShield continues to protect our position in the sector by executing on the patent strategy in the critical areas of the business, as we seek to lead the counterdrone space globally, as evidence by the recent record order for $3.2m of our counterdrone equipment for use by a major Middle Eastern Ministry of Defence,” Peter James, DroneShield’s chairman said.

In June, DroneShield secured its biggest ever order ($3.2 million) for delivering 70 DroneGuns, a rifle shaped mobile jamming device designed to disable intruding drones with electromagnetic signals.

Based in Sydney, Australia and Virginia, USA, DroneShield has developed the pre-eminent drone security solution that protects people, organisations and critical infrastructure from intrusion from drones. The company brings expertise in engineering and physics, combined with deep experience in defence, intelligence, and aerospace.