A UK-based air traffic technology company utilises the Hedera Hashgraph to monitor drones
The multi-drone testing took place between April and October 2021 at Port Montrose, Scotland, and Cranfield University in Bedfordshire, England.
Hedera’s public ledger consensus service was recently utilised to “collect, store, and arrange” millions of data points as part of a United Kingdom government-sponsored drone data study.
According to a statement, Hedera collaborated with Neuron Innovations, a London-based aviation technology business, to conduct a trial of commercial, military, and government drones safely sharing long-distance airspace.
Neuron has developed a “aviation surveillance as a service” technology that enables drones to join regular air traffic effortlessly. The aviation technology company then used Hedera’s Hedera Consensus Service to “collect, store, and order” drone data. Niall Greenwood, CEO of Neuron, stated:
“Through the use of safety-critical aviation infrastructure, we have enabled autonomous, long-distance drone flight. Each flight generates millions of data points that no other public ledger has been able to efficiently record and arrange.”
The multi-drone testing took place between April and October 2021 at Port Montrose, Scotland, and Cranfield University in Bedfordshire, England. The Neuron sensors gathered data on the drones’ locations and directions, while the Hedera Consensus Service documented and timestamped the data acquired from each drone on its decentralised public ledger.
The experiment, which was funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, was one of many connected to drones. The study’s primary discovery was that it was feasible to track unmanned aircraft after they had vanished from view.
Hedera Hashgraph is a public distributed ledger technology network with a high level of security based on a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism. The proof-of-concept employs the Hedera Consensus Service and the Hedera Token Service to show the feasibility of a certain operation or idea.
Hedera Hashgraph has formed a number of partnerships to use blockchain technology in real-world applications across a variety of industries. According to Cointelegraph, the Hedera Council teamed with ServiceNow, a cloud-based digital workflow platform, in November 2021 to integrate the Now Platform and instil a new level of confidence and accountability in digital transactions.