Posted 12/31/2019 10:58 (#7942011) Subject: Drone ID
For what it is worth.....Here is something I found since the recent post and discussion of the FAA proposal for tracking and ID of drones. Seems that if anyone buys new drone after date of this DJI release of 12-01-2017, or updates the DJI GO 4 app after that date , then you already have some type of tracking system in place. This system could allow local law enforcement to track location , heading , speed , etc . if said law enforcement has one of the tracking receivers. The new features allow drone pilots to voluntarily identify their flight operations to authorities while still protecting their privacy.. https://www.dji.com/newsroom/news/dji-introduces-voluntary-flight-id...
From the above DJI site
"Recent updates to the DJI GO 4 app and DJI drone firmware, made available first for the DJI Mavic Pro last week, will allow pilots to choose whether or not to broadcast additional information about their flight operations, if they believe it will be helpful to ease any concerns about their flights. Professional pilots and pilots who fly near sensitive locations may choose to do this routinely.
Once updated, the DJI GO 4 app will display a “remote identification” menu in the main controller settings. This menu gives pilots the option to broadcast their “UUID,” a unique user identification code tied to each pilot’s DJI GO account, and “Identification & Flight Information,” if a pilot chooses to enter information into them. The default setting for both options is to not broadcast them, and these settings can be changed at any time.
AeroScope addresses the needs of authorities who know that most drone flights are harmless, but who are concerned and must be vigilant about tracking risky or illegal drone activity near airport runways, prisons and other sensitive locations. AeroScope also provides authorities with a tool to respond to complaints about individual drone usage and to investigate further.
DJI developed AeroScope to balance the legitimate needs of authorities against the privacy rights of drone pilots. AeroScope uses the existing communications link between a drone and its remote controller to broadcast identification information up to 5 km such as a registration or serial number, as well as basic telemetry, including location, altitude, speed and direction. Police, security agencies, aviation authorities and other authorized parties can use an AeroScope receiver to monitor, analyze and act on that information. "