Neuron relies on the Hedera network for the drone radar system
by Ian M. Crosby, editor-in-chief of DRONELIFE
Aviation technology leader Neuron used the Hedera Network, the first enterprise-level public ledger for the decentralized economy, in a UK government-sponsored trial to demonstrate the ability to safely track military drone movements, corporate and government once out of sight. Held in Port Montrose in Scotland on April 29, 2021 and at Cranfield University in October 2021, the trials used sensors to track drones, recording flight data via the Hedera Consensus Service. Neuron’s goal is to provide a decentralized platform for mobility solutions such as drones, air taxis, autonomous vehicles and ground robots. He intends to achieve this by connecting sensors, vehicles and management systems to form a network of trust that can be used for data sharing, record keeping and perhaps even decision making. .
“Until now, drones have had limited benefits for governments and private companies, as they could not be safely flown out of sight and therefore could not be used for deliveries, transports or inspections. long distance, âsaid Neuron OCC Niall Greenwood. âWith this trial, by leveraging the Hedera Consensus service, we have made it possible to travel unmanned drones over long distances using safety critical aviation infrastructure. Every flight creates millions of data points, which no other public ledger has been quick enough to record and control properly. By leveraging the Hedera Consensus service, we can collect, store and order this data immediately, giving us a real-time âradar systemâ for drones. “
The radar drone system
Neural sensors monitor the location and direction of each drone. The Hedera consensus service then logs the data of each drone flight to Hedera’s decentralized public ledger.
Sponsored by the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the trial took place as part of a series of tests to explore drone applications. Neuron’s test successfully demonstrated tracking drone flights once out of sight, allowing drones to fly longer distances safely.
Neuron seeks to integrate its solution for all use cases, revolutionizing industries and supply chains in the UK and internationally. Use cases in healthcare include remote medical testing, transporting medical supplies and equipment, and Covid-19 test kits, as has been demonstrated on demand in the UK.
The Hedera consensus service is already being used in the UK by Everyware and the NHS to track cold storage of COVID-19 vaccines, in the Middle East through the use of MVC for their product tracking and traceability system pharmaceutical companies in Bahrain and the United States through its collaboration with SAFE and Acoer to offer COVID-19 tracking and traceability systems to Arizona State University, the E&I cooperative and large corporations.
âThrough this trial, Neuron presented an extraordinary achievement, allowing unmanned drones to exist safely in the sky,â said Mance Harmon, CEO and co-founder of Hedera Hashgraph. âThe Hedera consensus service enables the use of drones to transport essential equipment over long distances, which has huge implications for health and national security in particular. We are excited to continue Hedera’s work in these areas, especially as a result of our notable partnerships with Everyware and Hala Systems, and to see various industries realize the benefits of the Hedera Consensus service.
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Ian attended the Dominican University of California, where he graduated with a BA in English in 2019. A long-time passionate writer and storyteller with a keen interest in technology, he now contributes to DroneLife as a writer.