Accession Number:

ADA608340

Title:

Security Engineering Project - System Aware Cyber Security for an Autonomous Surveillance System On Board an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER HOBOKEN NJ

Report Date:

2014-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

113.0

Abstract:

Systems Engineering Research Center has developed a novel cyber security concept for embedding security solutions into systems called System-Aware cyber security. The goal of the System-Aware program is to develop low cost methods of protection against cyber exploits by our adversaries. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the System-Aware design patterns, specific ones were developed for an unmanned aerial vehicle UAV application. The application to UAV-based systems was inspired by the wide variety of subsystems that are used in UAV configurations, the range of potential cyber-attacks that can seriously impact the critical missions of these systems, the significant power, space and performance constraints that System-Aware designs must address in order to operate in UAV-based configurations. This report is the phase-II of the Security Engineering project where conducting a flight demonstration of the System-Aware Sentinel was planned. It consists of activities necessary to integrate the results of the Phase-I effort into the GTRI Aerial Unmanned Sensor System GAUSS aircraft in order to create a flight-ready demonstration. The GAUSS platform is a small research UAV with a commercial off-the-shelf autopilot system and camera gimbal. The demonstration will show how the System-Aware approach can be used to thwart cyber-attacks against autopilot and sensor systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE