Remote Identification - How close are we to reality?
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Remote ID. On May 28th and 29th 2019, NUAIR (Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research) in collaboration with ANRA Technologies conducted an operational assessment of Remote ID capability using ANRA’s Technology for broadcast and network based remote identification (RID) of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at the New York UAS NUAIR’s test facility. Located at Griffis International Airport in Rome, NY., staff from NUAIR and law enforcement officials assessed ANRA’s first-of-its kind technology using draft industry standards for measures of performance using both broadcast and network based remote identification capabilities. Several drones were flown by NUAIR staff, with two carrying an unique WiFi RID broadcast module provided by ANRA and its partner Doodle Labs to test RID broadcast capability. Part of the assessment included multiple UAS Service Suppliers (USS) at the test site using ANRA’s UAS traffic management (UTM) software to manage drone operations while ANRA’s platform also serving as the network RID service and display provider. The display applications ingested broadcast RID data and/or interacted with a network RID display provider to present information to the end users.
Additionally, network publishing was evaluated using ANRA’s UTM software platform to visualize data within an internet service. In this case, the Display App made a request to ANRA network RID display provider which had aggregated RID data for all flights in the area managed by network RID service providers and provided the aggregated data back to the Display App. Read more about this testing by clicking here.
AUVSI XPO Panel. On a slightly different note, earlier this month at AUVSI’s XPO event in Chicago,our CEO Amit Ganjoo spoke about navigating the next steps for UTM, advancing from research and demonstrations towards creating an “Operational UTM” system. He offered five pillars that are necessary for making an operational UTM a reality. The panel covered various stakeholder and industry perspectives. The key takeaway from the session was that the UTM community must work jointly with the FAA to establish and validate the needed performance standards – building a solid foundation for a viable, fieldable, and “operationalized” UTM ecosystem.
AASHTO. On May 20th, 2019, ANRA participated in the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Official’s annual Spring Meeting in Park City, Utah. This included anUAS/Drone User Work Group, State Department of Transportation(DOT) Industry Roundtable and live demonstrations. This event featured various industry partners including ANRA to highlight opportunities for state DOTs including urban air mobility, the next big challenge for UAS/drone technology.
FAA UAS Symposium. As ANRA prepares to head to the FAA UAS Symposium in Baltimore, we encourage you to schedule some time to see a platform demo or to meet the team members of our Management team who will be on site. Learn more about the ANRA DroneUSS™ UTM platform, the leading solution for UTM as well as our DroneOSS™ Workflow Orchestration platform.
As always, please reach out to us with your questions, thoughts, comments, feedback, and one of our team members will be glad to engage with you.
Your ANRA Team