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SPOOFING OF GPS SIGNALS AND REMOTE LOCATION VERIFICATION

Priority Solo shipments. Departure from intended route or Sharing of container space even when dedicated shipping (solo) or priority shipments were requested.  Often third parties try to broker in without the customer knowing additional orders and attempted to have both pay for dedicated trailers going to the same route. The Carrier and Driver attempt to fraud the Shippers and Brokers. Supporting information and confirmation of location using digital maps from a trusted party could help in confirming the location and validating the GPS signal was not spoofed or altered.  

NEW CONSENSUS MECHANISM

Initially distributed ledger technologies rely on blockchain based on proof-of-work mechanism. It effectively solves the double spending problem but consumes too much power and cannot efficiently scale. Distributed ledger can be based on other consensus mechanisms. Find a new consensus mechanism, using the properties of assets in orbit or distributed in space that – at least for some applications – surpasses current consensus mechanism and create its prototype or simulator.

SAFETY & SECURITY

Safety and security belong to the most important aspects of modern society. Propose a blockchain solution that prevents security risks or helps to mitigate consequences by using or collecting additional metadata from space infrastructure or in-situ measurements. Examples of the events prevented, or consequences mitigated can be:

  • Epidemies

  • Storms

  • Floods

  • Terrorist attacks

  • Major earthquakes

However, the challenge is not limited to the enumerated examples. We are seeking solutions that will promote safety and lower risks for everyone across all aspects of current and future society.

 

SMART CONTRACTS WITH SATELLITE DATA FEEDS

Create proof of concept or prototype of a service that uses satellite data for smart contracts and robe the extension of blockchain technologies into space and the use of satellite data for executing smart contracts. Projects, such as Blockstream satellite (sidechains), EtherSat or Bitcoin Satellite Nodes are already probing the future of blockchain in space and creating global decentralized data markets and automated connections used in the first space-crypto-currencies. These new services broadcast real-time blockchain data from satellites, but can satellites data serve smart contracts and applications beyond ideas, such as “sidechain”? What are other unexplored opportunities and challenges in human-satellite-blockchain interactions? How to connect individual or networked, low orbit (LEO), orbit (GEO, MEO, HEO) or high-altitude satellites, nanosatellites, picosatellites, drones and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with various blockchain platforms (Ethereum, Hyperledger)? How to execute transactions and smart contracts with the help of similar data? Will satellites and drones work as notaries in the future?  Can hand gestures, special body movements become rituals triggering smart contracts when observed from space? Can we use land art or garden design to execute smart contracts via video and image feeds, GPS data etc.? How can we use such ideas and scenarios in land management, agriculture, and other monitored landscapes? How can we utilize GPS, infrared, video, image and other signals and data in blockchain applications in the future?

  • Learn and explore data feeds and signals utilized by various satellites, drones, UAV and probe how they can be used on existing blockchain platforms.

  • Use design methods to identify creative and innovative ideas for utilization of satellites, drones, UAV in blockchain applications in a variety of contexts (use of data from satellites used in research, weather, communications, navigation, earth observation, military etc.).

  • Create a prototype or a proof of concept that connects specific blockchain platform with satellites, drones or UAV data, feeds, signals.

  • Define scenario and test your prototype to explore further UX or HCI issues in human-satellite-blockchain interactions.

 

TRACKING SHIPS USING SATELLITE IMAGES AND AI IMAGE RECOGNITION

  • Often GPS signals can be spoofed, or carriers do not provide them

  • Using Satellite images and AI software ships can be identified from the images and a path plotted.

  • Customers or insurance companies can access trusted data for location, duration, ports of call and other information from an independent t source

  • Delay or route deviation can be correlated with weather patterns and even unplanned routes or ships meeting at sea can be incorporated and tracked – giving parties a detailed log of at sea activity