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SwRI develops GPS cyber security testing technique

09 May 2019

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has developed a US federal regulation-compliant tool to test for cyber vulnerabilities in automated vehicles and other systems that rely on GPS receivers for positioning, navigation, and timing.

"Before we started this project we had the ability to create GPS signals in our lab, or GPS spoofing but the problem was that we could only do it in the lab as you are not allowed to radiate these signals over the air," Victor Murray, head of the Cyber Physical Systems Group in SwRI's Intelligent Systems Division, told Jane's.

When carrying out testing in the laboratory, the team had to use a Faraday cage to prevent emissions from expanding beyond the immediate environment.

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