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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Electronic License Plates for Drones

In IEEE Spectrum

Electronic License Plates for Drones
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 requirement for it to broadcast signals to allow for remote identification. That might change in the future, as the FAA considers different mechanisms to identify drone owners and operators. Last month, DJI, the world's largest commercial drone manufacturer, announced a proposal outlining a general scheme for doing just that. ... " 

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