Network Remote Identification

What is Network Remote

Network remote identification, or remote ID, is the ability of an uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) to provide the identification of its operator, its location, and related operational information that can be received by authorised and public parties through the duration of the flight. Remote ID of UAS can be achieved by broadcasting the information, as is required in the United States (86 FR 4390) and in the European Union (EU 2019/945), or by transmitting data over the network as prescribed in the European Union (Art. 8 of the Regulation (EU) 2021/664 on the regulatory framework for U-space, hereinafter “U-space Regulation”).

For the provision of the Net-RID service, UAS service suppliers (USS, also called U-space service providers, or USSPs in the EU) can exchange the information using the format and interface described in the ASTM F3411-19 Standard. Interoperability among participants is achieved through a Discovery and Synchronisation Service (DSS). The DSS has the function, within a defined location, to identify a USS with whom the planning USS needs to exchange data, and also to verify that the information exchanged is relevant. The InterUSS platform implements a standard-compliant DSS capability as well as monitoring tools that validate the implementation of the service.

InterUSS Products Serving Network Remote Identification


The InterUSS DSS is a complete and fully-compliant implementation of the DSS system component required of USSPs by the ASTM specification to provide Net-RID services. A USSP can simply run this software, with little to no software development of their own, to fulfil their obligations with regard to discovery and synchronization when complying with the ASTM remote ID specification.

Automated Testing, Onboarding, and Oversight for Net-RID

Ensuring compliance to standards and regulation, especially across multiple systems, can be complex and time consuming. This automated test suite enables validation to standards and regulations to help both USSPs and competent authorities.

USSPs use the tool to comprehensively verify that their systems meet all requirements and interoperate correctly with all other USSP participants’ systems. This verification can be performed prior to every potential software release with very low overhead, minimizing errors in production systems with very little engineering resources needed.

Competent authorities can qualify and oversee service providers by allowing the authorities to run onboarding and periodic canonical tests on the system they oversee in a staging environment.