Cy­ber se­cu­ri­ty for au­tonomous and net­worked sys­tems

Ground-supported augmentation system
Ground-sup­port­ed aug­men­ta­tion sys­tem
Credit: DLR (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Ground-supported augmentation system

Trans­mis­sion of Ground Based Aug­men­ta­tion Sys­tem (GBAS) cor­rec­tion da­ta with post-quan­tum cryp­tog­ra­phy en­cryp­tion via L-band Dig­i­tal Aero­nau­ti­cal Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Sys­tem (LDACS).

Cyber security is usually understood as the guarantee of the reliability of a system, including security against the influence of targeted interventions. A distinction is made between 'safety' – protection against uncontrolled influences – and 'security' – protection against targeted interventions. In this project, security, as defined here, is the primary aspect.

In the cross-sectoral Cyber-Security for Autonomous and Networked Systems project, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is focusing on two main areas – a secure landing approach system and secure communications procedures for intermodal transport.

The project aims to promote the following specific activities:

Secure landing approach system

  • Development of a cryptographic method that is robust against attacks from quantum computers (post-quantum cryptography)
  • Hardening of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers to enable navigation during jamming or spoofing
  • Designing a secure communications architecture for air transport

Cyber security in intermodal transport

  • Developing a framework for the analysis and categorisation of cyber attackers
  • Securing vulnerable air traffic management system interfaces
  • Protecting critical services from attackers
  • Okuary Osechas
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Nav­i­ga­tion
    Telephone: +49 8153 28-1047
    Münchener Straße 20
    82234 Oberpfaffenhofen-Wessling

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