as “issues” with drones are increasing in number, so are the experiments with Remote ID and the concerns of the aviation community, law enforcement and regulators. The FAA has recently voiced an interest in finding a solution to remotely identify drones, and the upcoming EU/ EASA regulations also address this subject.
The goal is to better integrate drones alongside manned aircraft and to distinguish “cooperative” and “non-cooperative” drones, e.g. in control zones or restricted air traffic zones. Also to alleviate privacy issues, the public may want to be able to more concretely know what the drones in their vicinity are up to and are concerned. For the social acceptance of drones to go forward, such things need to be taken into consideration (as they are one of the stakeholders).
While I fully realize that the actual framework (both regulation-wise and technologically) has many things unresolved yet, I was wondering if this topic is on the radar with the Dev team?
As standards are being formed, it may be wise to follow the developments or possibly even enter the discussions, to hopefully have a word in implementation as well - and not be surprised by new requirements. Data exchange strategies play an important role in this.
There is a considerable amount of information on this subject out there already, but for anyone who has never heard of this topic, an up-to-date report of one of the efforts can be found here: https://www.airmap.com/airmap-wing-kittyhawkio-demonstrate-network-based-remote-identification-interuss-platform/
An open source approach has started with InterUSS: https://github.com/wing-aviation/InterUSS-Platform
ANSPs have voiced that this is too simplistic to allow Air Traffic Management to properly integrate drones, but it might serve as an intro to some of the subject matters involved.
Another project of interest: https://www.opendroneid.org/
If the devs find this is something to be considered further, even at this stage in the development, I can contribute some more pointers to relevant infos, if desired.