The enforcement of the FAA’s new Remote ID drone regulations is set to begin, and Doodle Labs customers can now achieve full compliance with a simple firmware update in the Mesh Rider OS.
Back in January 2021, the FAA published its “final rule” on Remote ID, new regulations requiring drones in flight to provide identification and location information that can be received by other parties. Remote ID is meant to help the FAA, law enforcement and other federal agencies find the control station when a drone appears to be flying in an unsafe manner or where it is not allowed to fly.
Doodle Labs’ Remote ID solution is a firmware update for global compliance to meet UAS, European and Japan’s unique requirements and is now available for purchase as a licensed add-on. It is backwards compatible and is available for all Smart Radios, meaning all Doodle Labs customers can achieve full compliance.
Doodle Labs’ Remote ID solution is based on the existing Smart Radio in the drone platform without the addition of a separate radio, thus saving on precious SWaP and avoiding any interference issues that would arise with the use of 2 radios in close proximity.
After numerous delays from the FAA and Department of Transportation, the deadline for drone manufacturers to comply with the federal requirements is December 16, 2022.
Doodle Labs’ Remote ID solution builds on the Open Drone ID project to be compatible with common flight systems used in industry such as Ardupilot and Auterion.
A high-level diagram of the different components in the Remote ID system is shown below:
The Remote ID agent running in the UAV-side Smart Radio receives Open Drone ID messages from the Flight Controller and the GCS and sends out Remote ID compliant broadcast messages which can then be picked up by any Wi-Fi enabled device.
Currently the Doodle Labs Remote ID system is compatible with Ardupilot-based flight controllers which connect to the radio over the serial port. Doodle Labs is also building compatibility with Auterion Skynode and ModalAI VOXL.
Doodle Labs’ Remote ID solution is a firmware update for global compliance to meet UAS, European and Japan’s unique requirements. It is backwards compatible and will be available for all Smart Radios, meaning all Doodle Labs customers can achieve full compliance.
Fully compliant to all the Standard Remote ID requirements for Drone Manufacturers, specified by FAA
Use the existing radio in the drone with zero additional SWaP. Eliminates the complexity of integrating an additional module and avoids associated interference issues.
Available with Doodle Labs 2.4 GHz (RM-2450) and 5.8 GHz (RM-5800) in all radio form factors (Embedded, mini-OEM and nano-OEM)
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