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NASA Looking to Adopt Blockchain Technology for Air Traffic Management

NASA Looking to Adopt Blockchain Technology for Air Traffic Management

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In a bid to fix the privacy loopholes inherent in the proposed Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system scheduled to get integrated by 2020, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)  is looking to adopt distributed ledger technology (DLT), according to a paper published on January 7, 2019. The NASA Blockchain Push As stated in the document, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made it clear that the U.S. aviation branch must start using the ADS-B by 2020, as the system is a cost-effective alternative to the current RADAR system and it also provides improved situational awareness in both local and international airspace. However, despite the numerous benefits that come with the ADS-B, Ronald Reisman, an Aero Computer Engineer at the Flight Traject
NASA Publishes Proposal for Air Traffic Management Blockchain Based on HyperLedger

NASA Publishes Proposal for Air Traffic Management Blockchain Based on HyperLedger

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The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has proposed an air traffic management blockchain, according to a paper published on the agency’s official website on Jan. 10.The proposed system would employ an open-source permissioned blockchain to enable secure, private and anonymous communication with air traffic services. The document notes:“This framework features certificate authority, smart contract support, and higher-bandwidth communication channels for private information that may be used for secure communication between any specific aircraft and any particular authorized member.”The engineering prototype of the system reportedly employed the Hyperledger Fabric and demonstrated that such infrastructure could be rapidly deployed and economically maintained.In

NASA Eyes Blockchain Tech to Secure Aircraft Flight Data

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NASA – the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – is examining blockchain technology as a means to ensure the privacy and security of aircraft flight data. Ronald Reisman, an aero-computer engineer at NASA Ames Research Center, published a paper on Monday, suggesting that blockchain networks and smart contracts can help mitigate some security issues. Starting Jan. 1, 2020, the U.S. has been mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to use a new surveillance system – Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) – which will publicly broadcast aircrafts’ identity, position and other information. That has raised security concerns among stakeholders, Reisman said in his paper, explaining that the ADS-B system “does not include provisions for maintaining these same ai