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Secure tracking for critical applications : communications, GPS and future Galileo services

Wullems, Christian, Pozzobon, Oscar , & Kubik, Kurt (2006) Secure tracking for critical applications : communications, GPS and future Galileo services. In Mendis, Priyan, Lai, Joseph, & Dawson, Ed (Eds.) Recent Advances in Security Technology, Australian Homeland Security Research Centre, Canberra, ACT.

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Abstract

Tracking/remote monitoring systems using GNSS are a proven method to enhance the safety and security of personnel and vehicles carrying precious or hazardous cargo. While GNSS tracking appears to mitigate some of these threats, if not adequately secured, it can be a double-edged sword allowing adversaries to obtain sensitive shipment and vehicle position data to better coordinate their attacks, and to provide a false sense of security to monitoring centers.

Tracking systems must be designed with the ability to perform route-compliance and thwart attacks ranging from low-level attacks such as the cutting of antenna cables to medium and high-level attacks involving radio jamming and signal / data-level simulation, especially where the goods transported have a potentially high value to terrorists.

This paper discusses the use of GNSS in critical tracking applications, addressing the mitigation of GNSS security issues, augmentation systems and communication systems in order to provide highly robust and survivable tracking systems.

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ID Code: 38276
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Tracking, Communications, Security, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Global Positioning System
ISBN: 0975787349
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500) > Satellite Communications (100508)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2010 07:30
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2011 14:50

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