31 Mar '17, 8pm

Electronic License Plates for Drones (citing DJI paper)

In late 2015, mandatory drone registration went into effect in the United States . Since then, anyone who wants to fly a drone (or model aircraft) weighing over 0.55 pounds (0.25 kilograms) must register with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to receive a unique identification number. This number needs to be placed on the drone, but there is no requirements for it to broadcast signals to allow for remote identification. That might change in the future. The FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 required the FAA administrator to “convene industry stakeholders to facilitate the development of consensus standards for remotely identifying operators and owners of unmanned aircraft systems and associated unmanned aircraft.” On Monday of this week, DJI , the world’s largest commercial drone manufacturer, announced a proposal outlining a general scheme for doing ju...

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