uAvionix Receives Patent for UAS Distant Identification – Drones Information
Bigfork, Montana – uAvionix, a pioneer in communications, navigation, and surveillance avionics for unmanned systems, announced today that it has been granted a new patent covering the safe integration of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into National Airspace Systems (NAS) is vital. . U.S. Patent 10,733,894, entitled “Direct-Broadcast Remote Identification (RID) Device For Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)” addresses the critical need for direct air-to-air transmission of UAS identification information without the need for intermediate infrastructure such as Cellular, satellite or internet connection.
UAS-RID functionality, along with Command and Control (C2) and Detection and Avoidance (DAA), has become one of three technologies that are critical to enabling safe UAS operation above people and out of line of sight. RID has often been referred to as a “digital license plate”, which protects the anonymity of the operator from the public while ensuring accountability to the supervisory authority and the authorities. This is achieved by transmitting position information and registration information from both the aircraft and the remote pilot. While this data can be transmitted over cellular networks, air-to-air broadcast functionality is critical in providing this information in rural areas and as an aid to DAA.
“This patent reflects uAvionix’s early mindset in monitoring and tracking UAS,” said Christian Ramsey, uAvionix President. “The rules proposed by the FAA under the NPRM for remote identification confirm this guidance. We are proud to be part of building the essential elements for the aviation networks of the future. “
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to publish its final RID rule in late 2020. In its Draft Public Rules Notice (NPRM), the FAA requires that broadcast RID capability be part of the RID type “Standard”. This is required for all UAS flying more than 400 ‘in any direction from the control station.
About uAvionix Corporation
uAvionix was founded in 2015 with the aim of providing security solutions for the unmanned aviation industry to support the integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). A basic principle of this mission is to provide solutions that enable all airspace users to have a common situation awareness for the airspace. In developing our business, we pioneered and now offer Low SWaP TSO certified and uncertified ADS-B and GPS solutions for the General Aviation (GA), airport surface vehicle, and UAS markets. UAvionix, based in Bigfork, MT and Leesburg, VA, consists of an unparalleled engineering and management team with a unique combination of experience in the avionics, surveillance, airport services, UAS aircraft development, radio frequency (RF) and semiconductor industries. The entire management team consists of pilots of fixed wing, rotary wing and UAS aircraft. uAvionix is supported by investors at Playground Global and Airbus Ventures.
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