Avionics specialist Aerobits has launched a new drone identification device for use with any modern mobile devices such as smartphone or tablet. The idME uses BLE broadcast technology to provide surveillance and drone operator identification capability and is designed to meet requirements of remote drone identification and localization in ASTM/ASD-STAN standard.
According to the Aerobits press release, idME can be connected to Pixhawk controller via JST connector. For full operation, a position source (along with other parameters) is required, which is obtained directly from the MAVLink protocol. Small outline and low power consumption allow it to be used in ultra-lightweight drones. AT commands provide feasibility to configure broadcast messages, such as drone identification number, type of aircraft, etc. Additional authentication mechanisms are also available.
The product is available from July 2021.
Works with MAVLINK devices
BLE broadcast technology compliant with ASTM and ASD-STAN
Interfaces: UART, USB
Bluetooth 4.0 and 5.2
Free Android applications
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