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Remote ID Patent Granted to Oregon R&D Firm

A patent for Remote ID systems has been granted to Kenji Sugahara: Drone Advisory Committee member, CEO/President of the Drone Service Providers Alliance, and CEO of Oregon-based Ariascend drone research and development company. By DRONELIFE Staff Writer Jim Magill With the Federal Aviation Administration’s recent release of the final rule …

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Fruity Chutes Drone Parachute Release

CA -based Fruity Chutes, a manufacturer of  parachute recovery systems for drones and other aerospace systems, has launched a critical piece of the recovery solution: the Raven On-Landing Parachute Release (ROPR).  The ROPR (patent pending) allows a parachute to be released automatically from a payload upon landing – limiting the …

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Drone Swarms in Cluttered Environments [VIDEO}

Drone swarms have tremendous potential for commercial and military applications.  In the commercial sector, multiple drones flying in a planned formation could dramatically cut the time required to gather aerial data about a large area.  For military or public safety applications, swarms offer unparalleled opportunities for search and rescue or …

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Drone Advisory Committee Membership Changes

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced new additions and changes to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee membership.  New members include representatives from U.S. manufacturer Skydio and Amazon Prime, as well as individual drone operator Vic Moss and President CEO of the Drone Services Providers Alliance, Kenji Sugahara. …

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Remote Identification of Unmanned Systems: Op-Ed

Following the publication of the final rule on remote identification for drones last week, the industry has voiced opinions both for and against the concept of Remote ID as well as the actual rule.  DRONELIFE is honored to publish this joint op-ed from two of the industry’s leading voices: AUVSI …

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Kittyhawk on network requirement for remote ID

The final rule was published last week, and the elimination of the network requirement for Remote ID has been both lauded and criticized.  Drone industry thought leader and Kittyhawk CEO Jonathan Hegranes has written a thoughtful response to the new rule. Kittyhawk has also published a ​whitepaper​ on Remote ID, providing …

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P3 Tech Consulting and Five-Alpha Partnership

A strategic partnership between P3 Tech Consulting and Five-Alpha will combine expertise to address issues in the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) market. The partners will form a team that  combines P3 Tech Consulting‘s expertise in tech law, regulation, policy and plans with Five-Alpha’s industry leadership in infrastructure standards, regulations, and code …

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