NASA And AT&T Working On Drone Traffic Management System

Posted: Nov 16 2016, 11:28am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

 

NASA and AT&T Working on Drone Traffic Management System
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  • NASA joins Hands with AT&T to fight Cyberattacks
 

NASA has joined hands with AT&T to fight cyberattacks on the homeland. Every drone will be monitored very closely from now onwards.

AT&T has a plan that can succeed in the surveillance of every single drone in the US of A. The company is cooperating with NASA to find a solution to the conundrum of cyberattacks.

They have become such a nuisance that the danger they represent must be fought off with bravery and resilience. Flight plans, navigation channels, surveillance and tracking of stuff can now proceed in a simple and straightforward manner. 

More security in case of drone operations is the watchword. This is the worthy goal for which the whole planning and solutions are being engineered by NASA and AT&T.

Wireless networks and leading edge technology figure in the mix. The potential threat of cyberattacks have to be dealt with in a thorough manner.

Since drones have become a commonplace form of technology and can even be hacked by nefarious elements within and without society, these measures are of paramount importance.

A drone program lies in the cards. Inspection of cell towers and the gauging of network workability all over the USA is the objective before the planners.  

In tandem with NASA, AT&T will design a system that will be a novel frontier in aviation and avionics. Drones are not just meant for warfare. Such is hardly the case.

They have peace time purposes too. Such areas as agriculture, public security, manufacturing, utility work, land-gauging and television all require drone technology at this stage of late capitalism we are living through.

“Working with NASA and others, we are designing the management system for a new frontier in aviation,” said Mike Leff, Vice President, Civilian, AT&T Global Public Sector Solutions.

“Drones are already used in agriculture, public safety, construction, utilities, real estate and TV. This research can help support the commercial and private use of drones nationwide.”

Not only have drones become a commercial enterprise, they are now serving a private function as well. Yet the technology is nascent and hence subject to cyberattacks. The vulnerability and chinks in the armor remain.   

The hacking of drones by the criminal element in society remains an ever-present danger. A piece of technology as simple as a radio transmitter can be used to hack a drone.

Therefore safer options must be explored. A drone-tracking system known as Aerial Dragnet was started by DARPA in September of this year. Sensors will be employed to ensure drone safety.

The detection of the drones remains the #1 priority of DARPA. Any and all terrorists who may plan attacks on cities via drones will be dealt with in an exemplary manner.

It is a case of the superior technology of the government and special agencies against the tools applied by the terrorists. Terrorism is after all a weapon of the weak and will be defeated by such counter-insurgency moves within a very short period of time.

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