Secure communication in civil drones

Abdulhadi Shoufan, Hassan Alnoon, Joonsang Baek

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Abstract

The drone technology is attracting an increasing attention in civil applications. Secure communication is a critical requirement in many scenarios to provide an acceptable level of data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. In this chapter we first present a security analysis of civil drones. Then, a light-weight hardware solution is proposed to assure the confidentiality and integrity of both command data sent by the ground station and payload data transmitted by the drone. Using the developed prototype, finally, we investigate the impact of hardware accelerators on the power consumption of these power-constrained devices.We show that the advantage of hardware as a power-efficient computation platform is not necessarily valid for drones due to the extra hardware weight.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication1st International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, ICISSP 2015
EditorsOlivier Camp, Esma Aïmeur, Edgar Weippl, Christophe Bidan
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages177-195
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9783319276670
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event1st International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, ICISSP 2015 - Angers, Loire Valley, France
Duration: 9 Feb 201511 Feb 2015

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume576
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, ICISSP 2015
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityAngers, Loire Valley
Period9/02/1511/02/15

Keywords

  • Civil drones
  • Cryptoengine
  • Power consumption
  • Security
  • Speedup

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