Robin’s Drone Detection Radar Compatible with Openworks Optical Sensor

Testing proved that high-performance sensors can be connected to provide a low false-alarm-rate system with minimal or no operator input using a simple user interface (UI) provided with SkyTrack By Defense Advancement / 05 May 2023
Robin Radar Systems and OpenWorks Engineering collaborate
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Robin Radar Systems and OpenWorks Engineering have collaborated to finalize the compatibility and performance of their flagship radar and electro-optical/infrared products, IRIS and SkyTrack.

SkyTrack and IRIS are already deployed in multi-sensor integrated C-UAS systems worldwide. IRIS provides long-range 3D radar detection and classification using advanced micro-doppler technology enhanced with AI. SkyTrack provides mid-range, fully autonomous optical classification and tracking; using embedded twin-AI with EO/IR sensors.

The testing in the Netherlands proves that high-performance sensors can be connected to provide a low false-alarm-rate system with minimal or no operator input using a simple user interface (UI) provided with SkyTrack.

Bill Haraka, VP of Defence & Security at Robin, said: “It’s fantastic to bring together these well-matched AI-powered high-accuracy sensors. This integration shows how fast two-step drone classification can be, especially when using radar detection to close in optical tracking.”

IRIS connects to SkyTrack via software LinkUI, provided by OpenWorks. LinkUI intuitively connects the sensors, allowing minimal operator engagement for simple operation and control.

LinkUI provides a lightweight sensor combination for end users and customers that do not need the capability and scale of complete command-and-control systems offered by prime systems integrators.

James Cross, Director at OpenWorks, said: “The excellent collaboration between companies on this sensor integration will allow many government authorities and other end-users to access autonomous C-UAS capability; without significant investment in multi-sensor system architectures and services.”

OpenWorks and Robin will continue testing these compatible sensors against other targets and at greater ranges in the coming months and will provide demonstrations of the system’s capability throughout Europe.

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