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Cyber Physical Analysis of System Software Survivability by Stimulating Sensors on Drones

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

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We developed an acoustic injection testbed for MEMS gyroscopes and accelerometers this testbed enables automated testing of the influence of compromised sensor values on drones, without the risk of physical damage to the drones. Using this testbed, we conducted rigorous experiments and discovered that sampling jitter is the essential factor influencing drone crashes during attacks. Notably, sampling jitter has not been discussed in previous studies. During our investigations, we discovered that sampling jitter produces noise-like signals. Based on this finding, we propose a novel prototype recovery system, UNROCKER, and demonstrated its capability through various experiments including real-world scenarios on physical sensors.

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  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

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[A, Approved For Public Release]