US Patent awarded for broadcast Remote ID (RID)

Visionary UAS remote identification patent awarded to long time industry veteran.

SALEM, OR, Jan.4, 2021- Ariascend, an Oregon unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) drone research and development company, announced that their CEO, Kenji Sugahara, was recently awarded a patent for broadcast remote identification of drones. The recent FAA announcement of the final rule on Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft and the upcoming ASTM standards, cements the patent’s applicability and relevance in the industry. 

The United States Patent Office issued U.S. Patent 10,825,345, titled “Devices, methods and systems for close proximity identification of unmanned aerial systems” on November 3, 2020 with priority to March 9, 2017. The “digital license plate” system described in our proposal and in the patent served as the foundation and was the genesis of the framework for Remote ID as described in the FAA final rule.

“I am honoured that the whitepaper that I had brought to the FAA Remote ID ARC planted the seed for what we see today in the FAA’s final rule,” said Kenji Sugahara, CEO of Ariascend. “It is the reflection of our vision, perseverance, and hard work. While Remote ID will evolve over time, the broadcast will remain the cornerstone of remote identification for the near future.” 

Ariascend continues to look forward to working with both the FAA and industry partners to make Remote ID a success.

About Ariascend and Kenji Sugahara

Founded in 2015 by Kenji Sugahara, Ariascend is a UAS research and development company. Kenji is an attorney and is one of the most knowledgeable drone policy experts in the field having played  critical role in the 2017 FAA Remote ID and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee. He is an active member of ASTM working on industry standards for remote ID. He continues to serve on a number of task groups for the Federal Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) and most recently is serving on two DAC task groups. He is also Chief Pilot for A-Cam Aerials, a drone service provider, and CEO/President of the Drone Service Providers Alliance, an advocacy group for small and medium sized drone service providers.