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Multitech SeCurity system for intercOnnected space control groUnd staTions

Objective

The goal of the project is to study, design and analyze on a risk-based approach a security system relying on multiple technologies for the protection of space control ground stations (SCGSs) against physical and cyber attacks and for intelligent reconfiguration of the ground station network in the case that one or more nodes fail.
The SCOUT system is composed of three subsystems:
1) A distributed multisensor network for protection against physical attacks (SENSNET) composed of low impact sensors, namely passive sensors (passive radar, infrared camera, radiometric SAR) and low emission radars (noise radar based sensors (NRBS)).
2) A distributed telecommunication network sensing system for the detection and protection against cyber attacks (CYBERSENS), composed of several hardware probes (monitoring devices located at every ground stations), software probes (lightweight software sensing agents residing in the ground station machines), a honeynet (a decoy network used to detect and track cyberattacks), and a central engine which coordinates the entire infrastructure.
3) A management network system for automatic restoration and intelligence reconfiguration of the SCGS network (RECOVER), designed in accordance to the distributed Smart Sensor Network paradigm where the reconfiguration and control is governed by distributed logic.
The first two subsystems allow acquisition of information about potential attacks of the SCGS that are processed by a centralized Main Control Unit (MCU) to have a situation awareness picture used to assess the degree of alert. They are controlled to focus their resources on the potential threats. According to the network fault, RECOVER is activated.
The main tasks of the MCU are:
1) data processing
2) decision making support
3) subsystem control with graphical user interface included
Two risk tools are developed to identify vulnerabilities of the SCGS against physical and cyber attacks, which drive the design and functionalities of SCOUT.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/radar

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181A
43124 Parma
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 787 780
Administrative Contact
Paola Magri (Dr.)

Participants (8)

VITROCISET SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 295 280
Address
Via Tiburtina 1020
00156 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Walter Matta (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 136 413,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
METASENSING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 128 664
Address
Huygensstraat 44
2201 DK Noordwijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adriano Meta (Dr.)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 129 900
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katarzyna Majewska (Dr.)
A. Usikov Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 117 300
Address
Ak Proskura Street 12
61085 Kharkov
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lidia Yurchenko (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 364 738
Address
Plaza De San Diego
28801 Alcala De Henares/madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marta Guiterrez Deteran (Ms.)
OESIA NETWORKS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 197 434,80
Address
Calle Marie Curie 19
28521 Rivas Vaciamadrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Camino Rodriguez Gonzales (Mrs.)
AGENZIA SPAZIALE ITALIANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 225 167,40
Address
Via Del Politecnico Snc
00133 Roma
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Santo Darko Grillo (Dr.)