Step 1 - Order Ready to Ship Updates customer database with new Order information and retrieves GPS way points and beacon coordinates Updates order status at website and Application to “Order in Transit” Uploads encrypted order information to Drone Terminal including beacon ID, order ID, navigational waypoints and beacon coordinates. Transmits encrypted data over internet to beacon including Drone ID, order ID, and a command to come out of standby. Beacon starts transmitting Beacon ID and listens for Drone ID
Step 2 – Drone Navigation Drone operator uses drone terminal to upload order ID, Beacon ID, Navigational waypoint and beacon coordinates to drone Flight console takes control of unmanned flight and guides drone to beacon coordinates (Drone operator assumes control of maiden flight to verify route is safe and unobstructed). Drone arrives safely to Beacon coordinates. A B C
Step 3 - Drone Arrival & Docking Authentication Drone starts transmitting encrypted Drone ID. Drone starts listening for Beacon ID. Drone and Beacon establish connection using Drone ID, Beacon Id and Order ID as two form authentication. If authentication is successful proceed to Step 4, if Authentication is not successful proceed to Step 5.
Step 4 – Box Opening and LED Navigation After order authentication beacon issues ‘Open Box’ command to delivery box. Box Opens (Box doesn’t open refer to Step 5) and LED light navigation is commenced. Drone takes 3 time-stamped pictures during box navigation: Empty open box, box with package inside, and box successfully closed (or unsuccessfully closed) Drone transmits the 3 pictures to Beacon which forwards pictures to HomingSpot cloud via Wi-Fi and the Internet. HomingSpot cloud updates order status at database, website and app to ‘Order Successful’ with accompanying pictures. HomingSpot also emails and texts order status to customer. If box did not close successfully, order status is changed to ‘delivery completed, Box close error’. HomingSpot sends Order Status alert via text and email. After delivery drone returns to drone facility coordinates.
Step 5 – Abort Order, Return to Base In the event that authentication fails or box does not open drone will “Abort Order, and Return to Base”. Drone arrives at drone facility and communicates with HomingSpot Cloud via Drone Terminal. HominSpot cloud updates order status on database, website, app and through email and text to ‘Order undeliverable’.
Customer Amazon Beacon Drone Facility VPN Cloud Hub STORAGE EBS S3 Glacier Open orders Closed orders under 6mos Closed Orders Over 6 months DBMS (MySQL) UAS CORE Environment WEB SERVER Google API’s Geocoding Geotracking GeoNav Email (SES) EC2 AWS VPC Proposed AWS Enterprise Architecture FLIGHT CONSOLE CloudHSM Text (SNS)
AWS SERVICES HOMINGSPOT VPC MySQL 10.1.2.11 UAS CORE 10.1.2.10 FLIGHT CONSOLE 10.1.2.12 S3 STORAGE GLACIER STORAGE DATA VPN Public 184.108.40.206 Private 10.1.1.12 CloudHSM Internet Drone Facility Beacon Vendor (Amazon Marketplace) Mobile Customer Amazon SNS (Mobile) Amazon SES (Email) Google API’s WEB SERVER Public 220.127.116.11 Private 10.1.1.10 NAT Public 18.104.22.168 Private 10.1.1.115 NETWORK DIAGRAM Private Subnet Public Subnet MANAGEMENT VPC Public 22.214.171.124 Private 10.1.1.11