Neuron, a leader in aviation technology and critical national infrastructure for air traffic, leveraged the Hedera Network, the most widely used, most sustainable and sustainable public ledger for the decentralized economy, as part of the ‘a UK government sponsored trial to demonstrate the ability to safely track military, corporate and government drone movements once out of sight. The trials, which took place in Port Montrose in Scotland on April 29, 2021 and at Cranfield University in October 2021, used sensors to track drones, recording flight data via the Hedera Consensus Service. Over time, Neuron’s vision is to provide a decentralized platform for a range of mobility solutions, including drones, air taxis, autonomous vehicles and ground robots. Neuron will do this by connecting sensors, vehicles, and management systems to provide a network of trust that can be used for data sharing, record keeping, and potentially even decision making.
Niall Greenwood, CCO of Neuron, said: “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 long distance deliveries, transport or checks. Through this trial, by leveraging the Hedera Consensus service, we made long-distance unmanned drone movements possible 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 “radar system” for drones. “
Neural sensors pick up data points about the location and direction of each drone. From there, the Hedera Consensus Service provides a unique method of recording and time-stamping the data of every drone flight to Hedera’s decentralized public ledger. The Hedera network operates at higher speed and performance, with a lower cost per transaction than any other distributed public ledger (DLT) technology, providing a scalable foundation for drone flights to be adopted across industries. . The Hedera network offers all applications the highest possible level of security (ABFT), ensuring the protection of user data.
The trial was sponsored by the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and took place as part of a series of experiments conducted by BEIS to explore the use of drones. Neuron’s test successfully demonstrated the safe tracking of drone flights once out of sight, allowing drones to travel longer distances safely and securely. Drones for the MediDrone trial are supplied by DJI, the world’s largest drone manufacturer.
Neuron aims to deploy its solution for all drone use cases, transforming industries and supply chains in the UK and internationally. Applications for drone flights using the Hedera-powered radar system in healthcare include remote medical testing, transporting medical supplies to difficult locations, moving equipment from hospital to hospital, Covid-19 testing and beyond, as demonstrated across UK on demand.
The Hedera consensus service has already been adopted in healthcare solutions in the UK through its use by Everyware and the NHS to track cold storage of COVID-19 vaccines, in the Middle East through use of MVC for their pharmaceutical tracking and traceability system in Bahrain, and in the United States through its collaboration with SAFE and Acoer to provide COVID-19 tracking and traceability systems for Arizona State University, E&I Cooperative and large corporations.
Mance Harmon, CEO and Co-Founder of Hedera Hashgraph, said: “Through this trial, Neuron has presented an extraordinary achievement, allowing unmanned drones to safely exist in the sky. The Hedera Consensus Service allows drones to be used 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.
Neuron provides services to enable unmanned flights around the world, from drone deliveries and search and rescue to air taxis and cargo deliveries. Through a simple intuitive connection to its API and consulting services, operators and UTM service providers can access airspace that was previously considered inaccessible. With partners on 3 continents and some of the world’s leading experts in ATM, detection and avoidance, drone regulation and IT, the team is focused on transforming the way people live their lives.
For more information, visit https://www.neuron.world/home, or find us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/neuron-innovations/.
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