Hyperledger Sawtooth Blockchain-IoT E-Provenance Platform for Pharmaceuticals
Vandana Mansur1, Sujatha R2
1Vandana Mansur, B.Tech, Department of Electronica and Communication Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Sujatha R, Department of Embedded Technology, IoT and Sensors Division, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 16 December 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 23 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 31 December 2019 | PP: 268-273 | Volume-9 Issue-1S3 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: A10511291S319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1051.1291S319
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Abstract: This paper investigates the Blockchain traceability framework necessary to develop supply chain application for pharmaceuticals, particularly for life saving drugs which need special logistic conditions. The thorough knowledge of the application specific design assists in the development phase. A solution framework has been proposed for the e-provenance platform for medicines addressing the issue of data streaming between the IoT and the Sawtooth Blockchain unit. A distinct three layered Blockchain-IoT architecture presented, is well suited for this design application. A classification of the Assets in this context distinguishes the properties of each asset type. The pharmaceutical supply chain flow indicates the modules to be deployed along with the transaction between the concerned parties. The application specific system design presents the platform requirements of both the IoT data acquisition and Blockchain data processing units. The theme of the paper namely provenance, can be realized only after investigating the data payload structure that distinguishes the ownership of the IoT sensors and clients namely manufacturer, distributor, retailer and consumer. The overview of the Docker containers illustrates the programming requirements for the specific application, giving the deployment needs at the application side. Finally, application deployment methodology indicates the Blockchain IoT designer, which software modules and hardware components are required to develop the design.
Keywords: Blockchain, IoT, Provenance, Hyperledger Sawtooth, Smart Contract, Asset.
Scope of the Article: IoT