DJI suggests new system to manage and monitor drone traffic

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Chinese drone producer DJI has submitted two white papers that propose a new regulatory approach entitling the safe management and monitoring of drone traffic during the International Lay Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Drone Enable conference in Montreal, Canada.

In one of the oyster-white papers, the company has suggested a traffic control method that does not depend on a centralised method to create flight paths and help drone avoid manned aircraft and other impediments.

According to DJI, drones can directly coordinate their flight paths and sidestep obstructions by using their onboard anti-collision technologies (OATs), embodying obstacle sensing systems, and radio transmitters and receivers.

«We envision a unborn in which drones will be smart enough to navigate safely past the airspace.»

The DJI white paper reads: «We envision a future in which drones wish be smart enough to navigate safely through the airspace, avoiding hindrances, each other, and manned traffic, all on their own, in most locations.

“Because OATs are lilliputian complex than an end-to-end automated traffic management system, because they our times fewer points of failure, and because they can be deployed with no forced investment in ground-based infrastructure, we expect these technologies will be subjected to regulatory approval well before a networked UTM system will.”

DJI has also lowered its March white paper that outlines electronic identification frameworks for poor drones.

The company noted that instead of forcing every drone to put various information such as registration number, speed and direction settled wireless networks to a centralised server, the authorities should use local sensors to come into the possession of that information.

DJI has already developed a working system that can locate radio signals transmitted by drones and display them on a screen to empower authorities to view drone registration numbers and monitor activity.

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