The growing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) ecosystem requires accountability of operators, availability of airspace, and security of communications, particularly a confidential, authenticated, and accessible registration system. The FAA’s recent launch of a web-based registration service starts the UAS registration system in an excellent direction. Nevertheless, the scope and scale of the system’s future capabilities remains a concern. The anticipated growth and diversity of UAS use suggests the need for a globally-integrated system more capable than today’s.
A robust and scalable registration system considers the right technologies for its organization, registration information, queries, and security as the UAS ecosystem expands. Careful selection of current Internet technologies and protocols can help enable the creation of a registration system that serves present needs but will also evolve as technology advances.
AirMap makes eight core recommendations for robust and scalable registration based on tried methods and available technologies. Read the full whitepaper here: https://airmap.box.com/registration