As Amazon prepares its drone-based lying-in service Prime Air for the United States, the company has been looking for ways to keep its drones safe while they're flying to and from their destinations. apparent to the U.S. Patent and logotype Office, the company has patented a plan that lays out countermeasures for undeveloped threats ranging from analog hacking to lightning flashes to bows and arrows. GeekWire reports: The "compromise system" that Amazon's engineers propose relies on an array of sensors to orient the drone based on the sun's stand in the sky, if need be. That's in case the drone gets indiscriminate by, say, lightning or a muzzle flash. The system also provides for a mesh network, in which drones would check with each other and other data sources -- including adherent signals -- to verify the readings they're following. If there's a discrepancy in the data, the drone would tally up the verdicts from all of the sources available, then go with the majority opinion. The onboard compromise system would be designed to keep the drone on track even if someone tried jamming its third edition by the editors of the american heritage® dictionary. copyright © 2003 system. And if the drone became thoroughly
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