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Pervasive Adoption of gNss Technologies in sEcuRity Application

Objective

The PANTERA project has the objective to research and develop a new technology in the IT security domain that will enable the lowest cost location based access control, geo-encryption and GNSS signal authentication.
A USB hardware device (the security token), equipped with a GNSS front-end, samples the L1/E1 signal and encrypts it with an innovative approach for integrity protection.
The signal samples are subsequently sent to a remote server for post processing in order to attempt Position, Velocity and Time (PVT) calculation and signal authenticity verification. Server side post processing enhances indoor capabilities and signal authenticity verification through unlimited computational power and access to external services, such as assistance data and EDAS.
Operations of Geo-encryption, position and time attestation and certification, between users are performed server side on a service operated control centre, permitting the minimum hardware components on the security token.
With the inclusion of a specific research activity on future signal authentication methods based on the Galileo signal, and a consortium excellent in this area, the PANTERA project will maintain the European leadership in GNSS security.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/access control
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems/satellite navigation system/global navigation satellite system

Call for proposal

FP7-GALILEO-2011-GSA-1-b
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

QASCOM SRL
Address
Via O Marinali 87
36061 Bassano Del Grappa Vi
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 139 413
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Pozzobon (Mr.)

Participants (2)

ACORDE TECHNOLOGIES SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 106 240
Address
Calle El Castro 22N
39011 Santander
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manuel Lobeira (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 67 343
Address
Werner Heisenberg Weg 39
85579 Neubiberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bernd Eissfeller (Prof.)