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Trusted Vessel Information from Trusted On-board Instrumentation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312687

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2013

  • End date

    31 March 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 139 578,40

  • EU contribution

    € 1 533 099

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI ASSOCIAZIONE

Italy

Objective

A new consciousness has arisen in the scenario of civilian and commercial maritime control: surveillance and safety systems may be under the attack of intentional or unintentional or malevolent players, whose aim (or effect) is to bypass or mystify the control system to obtain economic gain. The advances of mass-price technology, easily sold over the Internet, make this kind of potential events a serious threat that the maritime control has to cope with.

TRITON (TRusted vessel Information from Trusted On-board iNstrumentation) is an R&D project that gives some of the possible answers to the threats above, focusing on increasing the trustworthiness of on-board instrumentation used to report vessel information to the control organisms. Today’s maritime surveillance operations rely on ship reporting systems such as AIS (Automatic Identification System), LRIT (Long Range Identification and Tracking) and VMS (Vessel Monitoring System), whose reported data (such as vessel ID, accurate position and time, course over ground, speed over ground, heading, rate of turn, etc.) are typically not verified nor validated in any way.

Acknowledging the primary role of GNSS to support these reporting systems, a first objective of the TRITON project is to provide to the on-board unit a “trusted” GNSS-based source of positioning and timing information, robust to some intentional jamming and spoofing attacks. A second objective is to provide to the on-board unit a robust communication transceiver, featuring methods for overcoming the present limitations of the communication standards in maritime field, exploiting UHF “white spaces”.

At the end of the project, a proof of concept of the proposed technological solutions will be given in a prototype and appropriate test suites. On top of this, a clear understanding of residual threats will result, based on a comprehensive analysis pursued under different viewpoints: technological, cost-benefits and regulatory.

Coordinator

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI ASSOCIAZIONE

Address

Via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
10138 Torino

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 432 235

Administrative Contact

Irene Inchingolo (Mrs.)

Participants (5)

KONGSBERG NORCONTROL AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 156 840

ACORDE TECHNOLOGIES SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 224 190

7I GROUP AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 354 782

ALPHA CONSULTANTS S.R.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 288 444

GRANTURCO AND PARTNERS SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 76 608

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312687

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2013

  • End date

    31 March 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 139 578,40

  • EU contribution

    € 1 533 099

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI ASSOCIAZIONE

Italy

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