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Enhancement of UAV Data Security and Privacy via Ethereum Blockchain Technology

Sur Singh Rawat1,*, Youseef Alotaibi2, Nitima Malsa1, Vimal Gupta1

1 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida, 201301, India
2 Department of Computer Science, College of Computer and Information Systems, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, 21955, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding Author: Sur Singh Rawat. Email:

Computers, Materials & Continua 2023, 76(2), 1797-1815.


Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, have revolutionized a wide range of industries, including monitoring, agriculture, surveillance, and supply chain. However, their widespread use also poses significant challenges, such as public safety, privacy, and cybersecurity. Cyberattacks, targeting UAVs have become more frequent, which highlights the need for robust security solutions. Blockchain technology, the foundation of cryptocurrencies has the potential to address these challenges. This study suggests a platform that utilizes blockchain technology to manage drone operations securely and confidentially. By incorporating blockchain technology, the proposed method aims to increase the security and privacy of drone data. The suggested platform stores information on a public blockchain located on Ethereum and leverages the Ganache platform to ensure secure and private blockchain transactions. The MetaMask wallet for Ethbalance is necessary for BCT transactions. The present research finding shows that the proposed approach’s efficiency and security features are superior to existing methods. This study contributes to the development of a secure and efficient system for managing drone operations that could have significant applications in various industries. The proposed platform’s security measures could mitigate privacy concerns, minimize cyber security risk, and enhance public safety, ultimately promoting the widespread adoption of UAVs. The results of the study demonstrate that the blockchain can ensure the fulfillment of core security needs such as authentication, privacy preservation, confidentiality, integrity, and access control.


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S. S. Rawat, Y. Alotaibi, N. Malsa and V. Gupta, "Enhancement of uav data security and privacy via ethereum blockchain technology," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 76, no.2, pp. 1797–1815, 2023.

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