ANRA Technologies, a leader in UAS Traffic Management (UTM), is launching Switzerland’s first nationwide implementation of Remote ID services, which is the first important launch of Remote ID technology anywhere in the world.
What made this possible was a final rule on Remote ID for drones due by the end of this month in the U.S. — a rule that was developed over a period of seven years.
Remote ID is one of the cornerstones of a strong Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) system, which was launched by the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) and the Swiss U-Space Implementation project (SUSI). During the Swiss soft launch, compliance with Remote ID rules are voluntary for operators, and access to drone identity information will begin with public safety organizations.
This makes it possible to remotely identify drones anywhere in Switzerland.
Since SmartSkies DroneIDTM was approved by the Swiss government, it is able to provide appropriate levels of access to drone information based on user permissions with just a few clicks.
SmartSkies DroneIDTM enables public safety organizations this year, and the general public next year, to identify drones operating in their vicinity by providing the drone registration number and mission information, while additional operator details are available to qualified authorities, upon request.
Such a permissions-based approach addresses one of the primary concerns drone operators have expressed about the implementation of Remote ID. This approach protects operator privacy while also ensuring the safety and compliance of drone operations. This means that the SmartSkies family of solutions goes beyond Remote ID and also facilitates safe drone operations by seeking to prevent collisions between aircraft operating within the same airspace.
CEO of ANRA Technologies, Amit Ganjoo, has considerable experience working with Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) projects. In fact, Ganjoo and ANRA’s technology have been close partners in projects all over the world. In addition, Ganjoo is also a board member of the Global UTM Association (GUTMA). NRA technologies is providing multiple pieces of the technology that will be used in the Swiss U-Space Implementation project (SUSI) launch.
According to Ganjoo:
“In addition to NET-RID, ANRA is also providing a Discovery and Synchronization Service (DSS), which enables UAS Service Suppliers (USS) to discover with whom they need to share data and ensures USSs have a current and consistent view of shared data for safety-critical information while protecting operator privacy. ANRA is hosting one of the only two DSS instances enabling this nationwide Remote ID service.
This first nationwide implementation is a big step forward for Remote Identity document. We’re thrilled to be part of the project and have the opportunity to see the pieces come together.”*
Switzerland’s first nationwide implementation of Remote ID services, while it is the first important launch of Remote Identity document technology anywhere in the world, it is not the last, for it opens up this important implementation of Remote ID services for the rest of the world to follow.
This first important launch of Remote ID technology is a leap forward in drone technology as it provides the dual role of current and consistent view of shared data for safety-critical information, while also protecting operator privacy.
Furthermore, it enables public safety organizations this year, and the general public next year, to identify drones operating in their vicinity.