Remote ID

With Auterion Enterprise PX4, manufacturers as well as operators can rely on a compliant Remote ID implementation based on open source software.

Ready with open source

Compliant with Auterion

The Auterion software platform is built on top of open source technologies like PX4 and open standards like MAVLink and Pixhawk. Driving forward open standards creates a common, future-proof roadmap which allows rapid innovation for the whole industry.

To comply with the final rule on Remote ID, OpenDroneID is being integrated into the Auterion software platform. OpenDroneID implements ASTM F3411, defined by ASTM international. This specification covers the performance requirements for remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) established by the final Remote ID rule of the FAA (part 89).

Design and Production Rules for Manufacturers

To comply with the final Remote ID rule (part 89), manufacturers need to produce standard Remote ID drones and meet the requirements of this rule beginning 18 months after the effective date of the rule (mid 2022).

Operational Rules

Drones powered by the Auterion software platform enable operators to satisfy the requirement of remote identification. This rule will take effect 30 months after the effective date of the Remote ID rule (mid 2023).

We enable drone manufacturers to build drones compliant with remote ID standards leveraging the Auterion software platform and our reference design, Skynode.


What is Remote ID?

Remote ID is often referred to as a “digital license plate” for drones. It provides identification of drones in flight as well as the location of their ground control stations, providing crucial information to ensure public safety. The resulting airspace awareness reduces the risk of drone interference with other aircraft, people and property on the ground. Remote ID is an essential building block toward safely allowing more complex unmanned aircraft operations, such as BVLOS flights.

Auterion Powered Drones
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Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft (Part 89)

Final Rule on Remote ID

In December 2020, the FAA published the final rule on Remote ID. Under the final rule, drones required to register must remotely identify, and operators have three options to satisfy this requirement:

  1. Operate a Standard Remote ID drone
  2. Operate a drone with a remote ID broadcast module
  3. Operate (without remote ID equipment) at FAA-recognized identification areas (FRIA)

The final rule will become effective 60 days after the publication date in the Federal Register (early 2021). Drone manufacturers will have 18 months to begin producing drones with Remote ID, with operators having an additional year to start using drones with Remote ID.

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