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Cybersecurity of Autonomous Vehicles

The research project on cybersecurtiy is dedicated to real-time encryption of feedback control and sensory signals. This includes cryptology, i.e., the practice and study of techniques for secure communication in the presence of adversarial behavior, using stream-chiper algorithms, synchronization, and authentication methods. The goal is resilence against navigation spoofing and hijacking of unmanned autonomous vehicles.

Fig 1. Distributed guidance, navigation and control (GNC) system under attack by an adversary.
Fig 2. The Otter USV.

A cryptographic toolbox for feedback control systems containing C-style C++ implementations of the cryptographical algorithms has been made available as a GitHub repository:

All implementations have been verified by official test vectors, and are provided as-is. The toolbox is described in detail in