UK’s Hedera Hashgraph set to track drones
Hedera’s public ledger consensus service has been in the news recently for being used to “gather, store, and order” millions of data points of a drone data trial that had been sponsored by the United Kingdom government.
According to the official announcement, Hedera had worked with Neuron Innovations, a London-based aviation technology firm, to conduct trials of safe sharing long-distance airspace by military, commercial and government drones.
Neuron has reportedly implemented an “aviation surveillance as a service” system for allowing drones to seamlessly join existing air traffic. The aviation tech firm has also utilized Hedera Network’s Hedera Consensus Service for gathering, storing, and ordering drone data.
CEO of Neuron, Niall Greenwood, has said that they have manufactured “unmanned, long distance drone travel possible” with the usage of safety-critical aviation infrastructure. Each flight is able to create millions of data points that no other public ledger has previously been fast enough to log or correct order.
The multi-drone trial had been held in Port Montrose, Scotland, and Cranfield University in Bedfordshire during April and October of 2021.
The Neuron sensors had recorded data points about the drones’ locations and direction while the Hedera Consensus Service had logged and timestamped the data that had been collected from each drone on its decentralized public ledger.
Backed by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the experiment is one of the latest drone-related tests. The primary finding from the study has been that it is possible following unmanned aircraft after they had moved out of view.
Hedera Hashgraph is a public distributed ledger technology and a high-security network that is based on a proof-of-stake consensus algorithm. The proof-of-concept through its demonstration of a certain procedure makes it feasible by utilizing the Hedera Consensus Service and the Hedera Token Service.
Hedera Hashgraph has recently established a number of collaborations for applyinh blockchain technology in real-world applications across several industries and sectors.
In November 2021, news portals had reported that the Hedera Council had partnered with ServiceNow, which is a cloud-based digital workflow platform, for integrating the Now Platform and creating a new degree of trust and responsibility in digital transactions.