- UK air traffic tech firm uses Hedera Hashgraph to track drones
- In a drone data trial supported by the UK government, Hedera’s public ledger consensus service was recently used to “collect, store, and arrange” millions of data points.
- Hedera collaborated with Neuron Innovations, a London-based aviation technology firm, to test safe long-distance airspace sharing by commercial, military, and government drones, according to an announcement.
In a drone information trial supported by the United Kingdom authorities, Hedera’s public ledger consensus service was recently used to “collect, store, and order” thousands and thousands of information variables.
According to the statement, Hedera collaborated with Neuron Innovations, a London-based aviation technology firm, to test safe long-distance airspace sharing by commercial, military, and government drones.
Thanks to Neuron’s “Aviation Surveillance as a Service” solution, drones can now smoothly join regular air traffic. The aircraft technology business then employed Hedera Consensus service’s Hedera Consensus service to “collect, store, and order” drone data. Niall Greenwood, CEO of Neuron, said:
“We have made unmanned long-distance travel possible using safety-critical aviation infrastructure. As a result, every flight creates millions of data points, which no other public ledger has been quick enough to record and control properly.”
Hedera is the most widely used, long-lasting, enterprise-grade public network for the decentralised economy, allowing people and corporations to build powerful decentralised apps (DApps).
It is intended to be a more equitable and efficient system that overcomes some of the drawbacks of prior blockchain-based platforms, such as slow performance and instability.
In August 2018, it raised funds through an initial coin offering (ICO), and in September 2019, it opened complete access to its mainnet for the first time. Investors could buy the platform’s native utility token (HBAR) at the lowest feasible price during the ICO.
In April and October 2021, the multi-drone trial took place in Port Montrose, Scotland, and Cranfield University, Bedfordshire. The Hedera Consensus Service stored and time-stamped the data collected from each drone on its decentralised public ledger. At the same time, Neuron sensors logged data points on the drones’ locations and directions.
The test, funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, was one of many drone-related trials. The study’s first finding was that it was possible to track unmanned planes after they had vanished from view.
Hedera Hashgraph has formed numerous partnerships to implement blockchain technology in real-world applications across various industries.