ELYSION: Secure automated drone detection via AI integration

Source: ESG

The successful integration of the AI-based software Walaris Airscout Verify for automated camera-based detection and verification of drones into ESG's core intelligence for drone defence ELYSION sets new standards.

In the course of targeted further development to increase the performance of its portfolio for the safe detection and defence of uncooperative drones, ESG has set a new benchmark: With the successful integration of the AI-based software Walaris Airscout Verify for automated camera-based detection and verification of drones into ESG’s core intelligence for drone defence ELYSION, effectiveness and efficiency are significantly increased.

By connecting the Walaris AirScout Verify AI-tracker, the camera controlled by ELYSION is now guided by a search algorithm over the technically fundamental “inaccuracy range” of the drone. The video image of the day and night vision channel is searched for the drone by the AI-tracker using innovative image recognition algorithms. Walaris AirScout Verify assigns unique identification numbers to drones found in the camera’s field of view, allowing the tracker to be switched on by pressing a button without using the mouse. After the validated sighting of the drone by the AI-tracker, the search algorithm is aborted and automatically fused by ELYSION with the data from the other sensors. Even in the event of a (time-limited) loss of the radar track, the AI-tracker retains the drones in the video image, which is particularly relevant in the case of hovering drones, as these cannot be consistently detected by all radar systems. This significantly increases the speed and quality of detection. In addition, the operator’s workload is significantly reduced, allowing him to focus on visual verification and initiating defensive measures.
Due to the improvement in positional accuracy, a directed effector can be instructed more precisely and the effectiveness increases.

Another advantage is that the software solution “Integration of WALARIS Airscout Verify in ELYSION” is hardware-independent and can be intelligently networked with all common camera systems and various sensors and effectors. This means that ESG’s new solution covers an even greater number of different, regularly highly complex application scenarios.

ELYSION is a comprehensive further development of the GUARDION software core consisting of processing core intelligence and highly networked, map-based situation display. The extensive operational experience and feedback from various civilian, police,official and military customers and users have been directly incorporated into the ELYSION software, so that it ideally reflects the diverse, highly complex requirements in operations. During development, the focus was particularly on intuitive usability, automation and high-performance data processing. ELYSION now offers an attractively designed user interface with integrated camera feed, high-performance sensor data fusion and additional operator-supporting assistance functions such as intelligent prioritisation of multiple targets or suggestions for suitable countermeasures.

ELYSION is interoperable with previously introduced sensor and effector systems, as well as higher-level command and control systems. Its modular and open-interface architecture, which is already successfully offered by GUARDION, enables the integration of further innovative technologies in the future.



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