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When air traffic management meets blockchain technology : a blockchain-based concept for securing the sharing of flight data

Dehez-Clementi, Marina and Larrieu, Nicolas and Lochin, Emmanuel and Kaafar, Mohamed Ali and Asghar, Hassan When air traffic management meets blockchain technology : a blockchain-based concept for securing the sharing of flight data. (2019) In: 2019 IEEE/AIAA 38th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), 8 September 2019 - 12 September 2019 (San Diego, California, United States).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/DASC43569.2019.9081622


The Aviation industry has been booming for several decades and is expected to keep growing in the future. Therefore, Air Traffic Management (ATM) tools are likely to be soon overwhelmed by the demand. The Single European Sky ATM Research Program (SESAR) 2020, controlled by EUROCONTROL, intends to revisit the management of aeronautical information along its full lifecycle and across the whole European ATM system. The efficient sharing of information over large scale cyber physical systems is a non-trivial problem that raises several challenges including data lineage, data consistency, access rights management, and many more. Part of the SESAR initiative, System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) project defines standards to enhance the security of aeronautical data shared among stakeholders. Most of its propositions include centralized or partially centralized mechanisms in order to enforce data confidentiality, and privacy. In this paper, we intend to discuss how blockchains can improve the sharing of sensitive data over the ATM system. More specifically, we use the example of flight data and describe a high- level Blockchain-based concept that mimics the decentralized nature of existing ATM system to provide a reliable, distributed storage platform for flight information.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile - ENAC (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Macquarie University (AUSTRALIA)
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This work was partly supported by the French government through the Toulouse graduate School of Aerospace Engineering (TSAE). Contract ANR-17-EURE-0005.
Deposited On:25 Jul 2019 11:56

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