Drone Package Delivery Confirmation

Document created by Fabian Ramirez Employee on May 21, 2020
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Overview

For companies working on package drone delivery solutions, NXP technology provides a way to confirm that drones are operating within authorized airspace corridors, and then to secure an electronic signature before the drone sets down on the ground.

The NXP electronic signature solution uses NXP Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to obtain a valid signature for delivery:

  • The consumer would receive an electronic package notification via BLE to their mobile device
  • The drone hovers over the delivery zone until it obtains the electronic signature
  • After receiving the signature, the drone releases the package and returns to the point of origin, or it could travel to a nearby location for a package return

Benefits

  • For consumers: Drone delivery equals rapid, as well as reduced cost delivery, however, for both businesses and consumers need a way to verify parcel receipt. NXP’s electronic signature solution is efficient and non-invasive
  • For businesses: Wireless signature confirmation ensures a level of protection of a valuable piece of commercial equipment (the drone), and reduces potential liability for loss due to theft or inaccurate parcel delivery
  • For regulatory bodies: The electronic identification traveling with the drone helps ensure compliance with flight corridor restrictions, especially if those corridors require dynamic mapping

 

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CategoryProductsFeatures
BLE SoCK32W061/41 MCUs for Zigbee, Thread, and Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 |NXP Multiprotocol RF | NXP 
  • Powered by an Arm Cortex-M4 MCU and with 640 KB on-board flash and 152 KB SRAM.
KW39/38/37 32-bit Bluetooth 5.0 Long-Range MCUs|NXP | NXP 
  • Bluetooth Low Energy version 5.0 and generic FSK radio.
QN9090/30(T) Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy MCU with NFC | NXP 
  • Low energy devices that achieve ultra-low-power consumption and integrate an ArmCortex-M4 CPU
  • Up to 640KB onboard flash and 152 KB SRAM
DronePX4 Robotic Drone FMU | RDDRONE-FMUK66
  • Proven business-friendly open source software with available enterprise support: PX4, QGroundControl
  • Supports all airframes: Use it for Quadcopters, Hexacopter, VTOL, planes, rovers, cars, and other robots
Rapid-IOT to Drone adapter boardRapid-IOT to Drone adapter board
  • Adapter board fully designed for Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit
  • UAVCAN communication between drone and Rapid IOT
  • Works with PX4 flight controllers such as RDDRONE-FMUK66 or Pixhawk
NXP Rapid IoT Prototyping KitRapid IoT Prototyping Kit
  • Expandable to most IoT end-node use cases with 400+ Click boards
  • Multiple sensors (Gyroscope, Acc/Mag., Barometer/Temp., Air Quality, Ambient light and capacitive touch)

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