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SECurity of Railways against Electromagnetic aTtacks

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285136

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2012

  • End date

    30 November 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 256 417,80

  • EU contribution

    € 3 059 433

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX

France

Objective

SECRET addresses the protection of railway infrastructure against EM attacks. Railway infrastructure is an attractive target for EM attacks, because of its familiarity and ease of access, with extended economic and security consequences.
Today, the European rail network is evolving to harmonize the management system. This is reflected by new integrated technologies, adequate procedures and centralization of command centres. The new technologies facilitate the implementation of a harmonized system and improve the network competitiveness. However, they are also highly vulnerable to EM attacks (HPM and EMP). Railway actors fear this growing EM vulnerability and have no knowledge on the extent and severity of consequences.
The risk of EM attacks is also increasing due to the higher use of interoperable systems (command/control, information systems). The harmonization of the European railway network results in a harmonized EM vulnerability. Thus, a device to generate EM attacks will have the same impact anywhere in Europe, facilitating the implementation of simultaneous EM attacks.
Meanwhile, with the proliferation of wireless systems, access to radiated emission equipment is radically democratized, which facilitates the manufacture of EM interference transmitters able to disturb the technologies used for management of the railway network.
Objectives of SECRET are to:
-identify the vulnerability points at different levels (from the electronic to the systemic vision)
-identify EM attack scenarios and risk assessment (service degradation, potential accidents, economic impacts…)
- identify public equipment which can be used to generate EM attacks
-develop protection rules to strengthen the infrastructure (at electronic, architecture and systemic levels)
-develop EM attack detection devices and processes
-develop resilient architecture able to adequately react in case of EM attack detection
-extract recommendations to ensure resiliency and contribute to standards

Coordinator

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX

Address

Boulevard Isaac Newton 14 Cite Descartes 14-20
77447 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 781 113,90

Administrative Contact

Erik Bessmann (Mr.)

Participants (10)

EUROPE RECHERCHE TRANSPORT

France

EU Contribution

€ 72 491

ALSTOM BELGIUM SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 427 803,50

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 215 623

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 305 716,60

SNCF MOBILITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 194 370

TRIALOG

France

EU Contribution

€ 331 695

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER

France

EU Contribution

€ 139 200

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 120 880

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 243 000

ZANASI ALESSANDRO SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 227 540

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285136

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2012

  • End date

    30 November 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 256 417,80

  • EU contribution

    € 3 059 433

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX

France