Drone Identification Service Takes to the Air In Switzerland

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ANRA Technologies has launched SmartSkies DroneID in partnership with the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) and Swiss U-Space Implementation (SUSI) to remotely identify drones in Switzerland. The company specializes in UAS Traffic Management (UTM).

Approved by the Swiss government, SmartSkies DroneID provides appropriate levels of access to drone information based on user permissions with just a few clicks. SmartSkies DroneID enables public safety organizations and, sometime in 2021, the general public 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. This permissions-based approach protects operator privacy while also ensuring the safety and compliance of drone operations. Additionally, the SmartSkies products facilitate safe drone operations by preventing collisions between aircraft operating within the same airspace.

SmartSkies DroneID is being deployed as part of a nationwide cloud-based Network Remote Identification (NET-RID) service implemented by SUSI, a public-private partnership formed to safely and securely integrate drones into the nation’s airspace. The NET-RID service complies with the ASTM F3411 standard for Remote ID and Tracking, ensuring that that data is secure and only necessary information is shared.

ANRA also provides 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.