DJI demonstrates Wi-FI solution to identify airborne drones

Canada-based civilian drone and aerial imaging technology company DJI has announced it has demonstrated a direct drone-to-phone, Wi-Fi based solution to remotely identify airborne drones, the company said.

The solution offers to anyone with a smartphone a way to monitor nearby drones for enhanced safety, security and peace of mind.

DJI´s remote identification solution, developed in collaboration with industry stakeholders and regulators, broadcasts information from drones directly to off-the-shelf mobile phones using existing Wi-Fi protocols. Using a simple app, anyone within radio range of the drone can receive that signal and learn the location, altitude, speed and direction of the drone, as well as an identification number for the drone and the location of the pilot.

DJI demonstrated the direct drone-to-phone remote ID system at a park in Montreal, Canada, during the International Civil Aviation Organization´s third annual Drone Enable conference. Participants used standard phones from Samsung, Google and Xiaomi to receive Wi-Fi Aware signals from a DJI Mavic Air drone and a DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise drone.

DJI is a global leader in developing and manufacturing civilian drones and aerial imaging technology for personal and professional use.