Remote ID (aka Drone ID)¶
Remote IDs are becoming a legal requirement in some countries. Below is a list of devices compatible with ArduPilot
MAVLink enabled devices that connect to the autopilot:
OpenDroneID Compatible devices (support included in ArduPlane 4.0 and later)
‘Wurzbach Electronics <https://wurzbachelectronics.com/esp32-remote-id-development-set>`__
ArduPilot provides support for OpenDroneID in firmware versions 4.0 and later via MAVLink to an OpenDroneID compatible RemoteID module attached to either a serial port or DroneCAN port on the autopilot.
In order to provide tamper protection, a special autopilot firmware must be built and loaded on the autopilot which: enables this feature, prevents loading non-compliant firmware via GCS or normal uploaders, and provides further tamper-proofing.
For details on building firmware with OpenDroneID feature, see OpenDroneID for details.
ArduPilot also has developed firmware for ESP32-S3 and C3 development boards for an OpenDroneID compatible Remote ID module for attachment by serial MAVLink connection or DroneCAN to the autopilot. A binary for flashing the board, along with instructions, is available here . Note, this firmware is rapidly evolving, so check for updates frequently. This device can be attached to the autopilot by USB, or serial, or DroneCAN (if external CAN transceiver is attached)
Mission Planner (must be the latest beta version) has a tab in its DATA view for Drone ID which allows connection of the required external serial GPS to obtain operation location, and setup tabs for UAS and Operator IDs, if required by your local jurisdiction. It also shows Remote ID status. The ground station will also have status and pre-arm failure messages displayed if there are problems.
See OpenDroneID for information on how to build firmware for OpenDroneID and to run the code on an autopilot to experiment with parameters,etc.
There is an android phone application in the Google Play Store that allows one to display RemoteID Bluetooth and/or WIFI transmissions and vehicle data.
If you know if other available devices please add a comment in this issue