uAvionix Releases Remote Identification White Paper
uAvionix releases Remote Identification White Paper following AUVSI’s “Call for Papers” and a new Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). The white paper presents core concepts of a RID solution. Uses include both in and out of an internet-denied environment, fits the size and cost constraints of the industry, and provides a basic level of anti-spoofing capability.
Their response also includes input from AirMap and Harris Corporation outlining a number of assumptions regarding the requirements for a RID solution.
- The primary purpose of the RID solution is for law enforcement or security personnel. The purpose is to remotely identify the sUAS aircraft and operator through a number of key parameters.
- Other functions beyond the primary purpose stated may serve to increase the utility of the RID system.
- Data items transmitted from the sUAS RID would include at a minimum the FAA UAS registration number and sUAS position.
- Considerations for spectrum congestion is vital.
- Size, Weight, and Power Consumption (SWaP) of any RID airborne devices should be consistent with sUAS platforms.
- Considerations for anti-spoofing or source verification should be included.
- The cost/price of RID devices should support regulatory mandates. This would require compliant RID devices on a significant quantity of sUAS – possible quantities for consideration include:
- RID devices on all sUAS over 0.55lbs (consistent with Part 107 registration requirements)
- RID devices on all sUAS registered to licensed Part 107 operators or organizations
- Installation options should range from integrated solutions to those options purchased as “add-on” or “aftermarket” units.
- The ground-based component should offer a range of options.
For the complete white paper, download or read by clicking here.