Boeing creates blockchain GPS positioning system
One of the largest aircraft manufacturers Boeing is considering using blockchain in aircraft navigation systems. The corresponding patent application was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office last week.
It is expected that the blockchain-based system will be used as a backup in case the aircraft’s main GPS receivers fail due to the planned transmission of distorted signals to them, as a result of which they may lose the ability to correctly determine the position of objects in space..
According to the submitted application, the blockchain-based system will be activated after the attack detection mechanism gives a corresponding signal..
“The proposed mechanism will be able to determine the nature of GPS signals and receive positioning information from a blockchain-based data storage module if the signal is distorted or absent,” the authors of the application write..
It is assumed that the system on the blockchain will provide pilots with all the information that a GPS receiver normally provides, which will allow them to navigate the terrain even during an attack. Boeing claims that such a system can be used in any form of transport, both human-driven and autonomous..
Previously, the company’s aircraft were used by Ethereum miners for urgent delivery of equipment..
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