Regulatory Requirements for Consumer UAVs in Japan, China and Singapore Updated
Three countries have specified radio spectrum and safety requirements for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
SAFEGUARDS | Electrical & Electronics NO. 169/17
The consumer unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market has undergone rapid development over the past three years.
From the toys of the professional players to consumer products for general users, the applications for UAVs have greatly expanded. Today, the main application of consumer UAVs is high-altitude or long-distance picture shooting and video recording. This means the UAV has a high requirement for remote control at distance (higher transmitting power) and image transmission quality (wider transmission bandwidth). In order to meet the development needs of UAV applications, some countries have opened special bands for the use of UAV.
For example, at the end of 2016 Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) opened four new bands for UAV. For the new 5.7G band (5650~5755MHz), the frequency range is wide enough and the transmitting power is up to 1W, which lays the foundation for long distance and high-definition video transmission.
However, increased UAV ownership has raised a variety of issues related to security and privacy. Based on this, many countries have launched programs specifically for UAV.
In China, in order to strengthen the management of civil UAVs, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued Regulations on Real-name Registration of Civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (the Regulations) on May 16, which require the owners of civil UAVs to register, using their real name with effect from June 1, 2017.
Furthermore, in Singapore, UAV need to meet Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) requirements for flight safety .
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