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Jamming-resilient control and communication framework for cyber physical systems

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Title: Jamming-resilient control and communication framework for cyber physical systems
Authors: Tomic, I
Breza, M
McCann, J
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: The control and monitoring of large infrastructure installations is becoming smarter, cheaper to run and easier to managethrough the use of wireless sensor and actuator networks (WSANs). Cyber Physical Systems (CPSs)are the combination of cyber sensing via WSANs and physical control. The problem withthe use of WSANs in CPSs is that they make the whole system being controlled exposed to the world andvulnerable to theft or cyber-attacks.In this article we examine the failure of CPS infrastructure due to intelligent radio jamming.The intelligent jammer employs a protocol-aware jamming strategy to learn the transmission period of a sensor device.It then broadcasts noise to disrupt the wireless communication and destabilise the CPS.Wepresent a CPS control and communication approachto counter thethreat of intelligentradio jamming. The approach exploitsthe properties of the event-based controlstrategy combined with a reservation-based communication protocolthat employs obfuscation. We usea physical model of a water distribution networkto demonstrate that the approachis resilient to an intelligent jamming attack, it is able to continue normaloperationof the systemand maintain the desired level of performance while achieving low overheads.
Issue Date: 19-Mar-2020
Date of Acceptance: 4-Apr-2019
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/69968
DOI: 10.1049/cp.2019.0132
ISBN: 9781839530890
Publisher: IET
Journal / Book Title: Living in the Internet of Things (IoT 2019)
Copyright Statement: © 2019 Institution of Engineering and Technology. This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in Living in the Internet of Things (IoT 2019) and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at IET Digital Library.
Sponsor/Funder: Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (E
Funder's Grant Number: PO 20176100
Conference Name: Living in the Internet of Things 2019
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2019-05-01
Finish Date: 2019-05-02
Conference Place: London, UK
Online Publication Date: 2020-03-19
Appears in Collections:Computing
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