NASA awarded a grant of $330,000 USD to the University of Akron towards the research of blockchain technology to improve space communication. Researchers at the university are developing a Resilient Networking and Computing Paradigm (RNCP) for space exploration.
They will use blockchain to design a secure and decentralized infrastructure for processing the massive data for space exploration and related science. Their infrastructure will be designed to facilitate deep learning based data analysis.
To achieve high scalability for the blockchain based infrastructure they will exploit the software defined networking technique and propose and adaptive management strategy.
* They will develop data-driven resilient and cognitive network management architecture. It will consist of an intelligence predictive scheme and a cognitive control scheme. They will use deep learning and fuzzy logic.
They will leverage tensorflow, mininet and network simulator 3.
The expected outcome is a global, open sourced and decentralized computing paradigm.
NASA will be able to use it to understand large amounts of high dimensional complex data from space probes.