NASA looks to secure flight data with blockchain tech

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NASA is exploring potential use-cases for blockchain technology in a bid to safeguard the privacy and security of aircraft flight data.

A research paper, published by aero-computer engineer Ronald Reisman this week, explored the viability of a blockchain network and smart contracts to overcome the aforementioned security issues.

Current radar-based air traffic service providers may be able to preserve privacy for military and corporate operations by preventing the public release of information pertaining to selected flights, position, and state data.

However, as of January 1, 2020, the US will have to use a new surveillance system known as Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B), which will make aircraft’s identity, position and information publicly available.

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