The UK’s Drone Defence has launched its AeroPing electronic device that attaches to existing drones and provides e-Identification and location, with a very high degree accuracy, in real time.
According to a company blog article:
“When drone pilots use AeroPing, authorities and air traffic managers can visualise and track drone flights alongside manned aircraft on our AeroTracker interface, which is available on a wide range of devices and is set to be released shortly. On this interface, airspace managers and drone users can set customised geographical warning zones. When an aircraft is detected inside a designated area, real-time alerts and notifications are displayed on the interface and can be sent to a device of the user’s choice – including mobile phones and smart watches. Full and comprehensive flight logs are also stored on the AeroTracker interface, which can replay previous flights in full.
“Combined with the AeroTracker interface, AeroPing provides a complete solution for authorities and air traffic managers to identify and track drones alongside other forms of aviation in their area of responsibility, whilst providing reassurance, real-time information, and flight logs for drone operators.
“AeroPing has many real world uses for drone operator too, including:
- Increasing airspace safety by improving awareness
- Automatic flight log recording for pilots.
- Increasing accountability.
- Unlocking restricted airspace.
- Enabling operations alongside manned aviation.
- Supporting insurance claims with an independent source of data.
- Aiding in drone fleet management.
- Tracking assets in real-time.
- Acting as a defence if accused of breaking drone regulations.
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