Blockchain for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Advanced Air Mobility
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) reviews technical, operational and maintenance data being exchanged between key stakeholders in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Advance Air Mobility(AAM) and Other standards. It identifies gaps and non-availability of data standards in certain areas. The scope of the current document is limited to UAS/AAM operations, maintenance and disposal stages post-build phase, and does not include the detailed interactions during the UAS/AAM build phase.
Rationale: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Remotely Piloted Aerial System (RPAS) and are increasingly being used and is going to be next technology disruption in coming days. One of the key challenges that needs to be addressed is the data security while in transit and at rest in these UAS and Advance Air Mobility(AAM) applications. Blockchain, a distributed ledger system, supported by a Peer2Peer(P2P) network system where each data chunk is converted into a block and each of these blocks are linked throughout using hasing and consensus algorithms. Block chain can ensure the UAS and AAM network is secure, tamper proof, traceable and can help in automatic data transfer without human intervention.This Aerospace Information Report (AIR) presents blockchain applications in UAS/AAM and how unmanned aerial eco-system can get benefited. The UAS/AAM eco-system includes operator, end user, regulatory body, manufacturer, supplier, maintenace, repair and overhaul service provider.