- ANSI Standardization Roadmap for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and jamming
For the UAV world the integrity of GPS GNSS signals is of paramount importance. Without it, systems and devices of all types will be compromised. GPS satellites’ very precise and reliable time data is received by GNSS receivers which distribute this time data to multi-sensor positioning systems where precision timing has made sub-centimeter positioning and nanosecond-level timing an actuality. There is an urgent need for standardization of design practices and regulations to enable the myriad of different use cases for Unmanned Aerial systems. Recently the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released their Standardization Roadmap for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Version 2.0). With this release, the ANSI Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative (UASSC) is seeking comments about the use and effectiveness of their roadmap to assist in future work efforts. The purpose of ANSI is to enable different industries to create “consensus standards.” ANSI standards are process-based by design, allowing all interested parties the opportunity to comment on and influence the consensus. The complexity and interleaving of technologies are presented in the roadmap: airworthiness; flight operations; personnel training, qualifications, and certification; infrastructure inspections; environmental applications; commercial services; workplace safety; and public safety operations. This roadmap is available free at www.ansi.org/uassc. The reality of today shows how criminals, terrorists, and other adversaries create havoc and mayhem by jamming GPS signals. Unfortunately, this jamming is no longer a military only threat – it has become a major threat to defense and commercial UAVs, with attacks becoming pervasive globally. A European Union study on interference of GNSS signals found evidence of ~500K interference events across 23 countries. Of these interference instances 12% were considered deliberate attempts to disrupt GNSS signals. And in the United States, NASA’s ARSA (Aviation Safety Reporting System) shows rising interference disruptions. These disruptions have reduced the reliability of GNSS transmissions. The ability to maintain resilient PNT is now essential to the fundamental performance of GNSS receivers. ANSI recognizes that protection of GNSS from jamming interference is a clear and growing threat to drone operations and intend to ratify a standard to include recommendation and guidelines that indorse policies for UAVs to be equipped with appropriate anti-jamming and anti-spoofing technologies (www.ansi.org/uassc). Looking forward, the next generation of UAVs will be a union of technologies and advanced capabilities including electric propulsion, innovative passenger arrangements, modifications to multiple types of public and private infrastructure, along with the new innovative aircraft. Adding the new emerging UAV to urban ground transport networks will revolutionize our lives. For the burgeoning UAV industry, George Jetson’s life of zipping through the sky in his flying car is becoming tomorrow’s reality. Can you imagine a future where instead of sitting in your car in traffic, you travel in an aerial vehicle, possibly unmanned? The goal of ANSI/UASSC is to be inclusive, from manufacturers to end-users — or, in the case of UAVs, individuals from public- and private-sector avionic organizations and businesses including representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), other U.S. federal government agencies, standards developing organizations (SDOs), industry, academia, and others all collaborating together. Our company infiniDome, provides front-end cyber solutions protecting wireless communications from jamming attacks. These protection solutions are tailored for defending the GPS systems which are at the heart of UAV systems, vehicle fleets and critical infrastructure as well as defense applications. In real-time, our products analyze where the interference is originates, precisely targets a null cancelling the attacking signals and then dynamically steers and adjust that null in order to combat the moving threat. GPSdome autonomously detects the hostile jamming signal, reports the event and continuously defends your system, without any input or requirement on the pilot or operator. It is our strong feeling that all companies, individuals and associations linked with UAVs and their logistical services as well as future UAV initiatives need to be aware of ANSI’s roadmap. Ultimately, keen communication and understanding between associations is necessary to avoid misunderstandings which often lead to conflicts. Several questions arise: Should the ANSI roadmap be the standard for the industry? Even when we say yes, will trade associations set protocols for developing the standards? What will be the impact on regulatory requirements? These and many others will arise, and it is important for all in the UAV industry to follow these developments closely.
- Proportional Defense
Adding GNSS Resilience to Critical Systems Which are not Fighter Jets Sure, we want to back up every GNSS-based system with a $100K Cesium clock with 1x10-14 stability, a $100K 12-element CRPA antenna with a SAASM or M-Code receiver and a high-end INS with 0.01deg accuracy. Sadly, we almost always can’t afford it. Can’t afford it because our GNSS-based system is a $10K time server and we cannot spend 10X its value on its protection. Can’t afford it because our GNSS-based system is a 5kg drone that can carry no more than 1kg and every extra gram shortens its mission time. Can’t afford it because our GNSS-based system is a $100K military vehicle which we have 1,000’s of and we don’t have $100M to spare. What do we do then? We can hope that no one will try to jam our systems. Or maybe we can accept that the systems will be down for periods of time when they are jammed. Or, we can deploy a proportional solution that makes our systems significantly more resilient, with minimal impact on the price, the mission time, and the payload. One Ring to Rule Them All. Like a common thread going through all different facets of our everyday life, GNSS connects the dots between almost all of our critical systems we depend on every day. According to the Department of Homeland Security there are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof. DHS considers 13 of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors to be critically dependent on PNT. The other 3 sectors are considered to be somewhat dependent. In sectors like Defense and Transportation, the dependency is obvious. But how can the Finance sector make thousands of transactions per second without a clock accurate to less than 1 microsecond timestamping them? How can the Agriculture sector support autonomous tractors and irrigation systems without a centimetre-level accurate GNSS system guiding them? How can the Communication sector support 5G that requires all base stations be coherent to less than 400 nanoseconds? Ladies and gentlemen, what we have here is the definition of a single point of failure. Despite the fact that the Whitehouse issued an executive order on strengthening national resilience through responsible use of PNT service, let’s face it, we have to take care of our own and our customers’ systems because nobody else will. We should look at two types of attacks on our GNSS sources to be able to do that: A nation-wide outage that could originate from a malfunction or attack from a foreign entity. This would be catastrophic but highly unlikely because this sort of sophisticated attack requires the resources of a nation state. A localised attack that affects GNSS based systems from few 100s of meters away to a few kilometres away. This is a very easy to perform attack that could be carried out (intentionally or non-intentionally) by anyone who buys a simple jammer online for less than $100. In this article, the latter is what we will try to solve as this is not a theoretical threat anymore. Hundreds of thousands of GPS jamming events occur every year and a recent EU task force called Strike3 proved just that by deploying sensors in 23 countries across the EU and finding over 59,000 cases of high powered GNSS jamming events. Asymmetric Warfare According to Merriam-Webster Asymmetric warfare is “warfare that is between opposing forces which differ greatly in military power and that typically involves the use of unconventional weapons and tactics (such as those associated with guerrilla warfare and terrorist attacks)”. This is exactly what this is, when the bad guys use a $100 GPS jammer they buy online to bring down a bank’s multi-million trading system. This is exactly what this is when a $100 GPS jammer is used locally near Israel’s borders disabling super high-end autonomous tractors. This is exactly what this is when a $100 GPS jammer is used to down a $50K construction drone or $100K reconnaissance drones on the border of Israel. Asymmetric Warfare Calls for a New Approach Traditionally, when trying to keep super-high-end, critical, military systems such as fighter jets up in the air or radars up and running, the DARPAs of the world mandated either super-high-end GNSS protection solutions like a 12-element CRPA GNSS system, or a super-high-end alternative \ backup to GNSS which include very accurate INSs\IMUs and expensive, super-high-end atomic clocks. But, as we’ve established, for 97% of the critical GNSS-dependant applications, this is simply not relevant. Hence, a new approach is required: Proportional Defense. While planning on adequate backup methods in case GNSS is not available (after all, even a private car drives in a tunnel from time to time), we must adopt minimal C-SWaP (Cost, Size, Weight and Power) solutions that simply toughen up our GNSS link to the world making it much more resilient to these attacks. Such a solution is infiniDome’s GPSdome. Packaged in a tiny box or an even smaller board-level solution, the GPSdome adopts CRPA principles allowing it to attenuate a jamming signal, making any GNSS system it protects about 50 times more resilient to a jamming attack. Its main advantages are: At 50g to 150g it is at least 10x lighter and smaller than any other solution Drawing less than 0.8W makes little strain on any system it protects It protects GPS L1 by creating a single null attenuating any incoming jamming signal Passing through Glonass G1 and GPS L2 allows for maximal number of satellites supported Using off-the-shelf GNSS antennas deployed almost anywhere, allows for maximum flexibility for installation on a building roof, on a vehicle’s side-mirrors or even on a small quadcopter’s frame Introducing a fixed 100ns latency allows for perfect support of timing systems Working with almost ANY GNSS receiver makes it a perfect “brown-field” upgrade allowing customers to use existing systems and infrastructure Even the DARPAs Out There are Coming Around Despite of their traditional “ultimate defense or no defense at all” mantra, even the technological military entities are starting to adopt this approach of a Proportional Defense. Such is the case of the IDF which decided to toughen its drones in reconnaissance missions on its borders with infiniDome solutions much like a US-military entity which is working closely with infiniDome on bringing customized, proportional vehicular defense to its massive hummer fleet.
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News & Coverage Honeywell invests in InfiniDome; Will develop joint solutions 03.18.2021 Read More Israel’s GPS Security Startup infiniDome Announces Closure of Pre-series A Round of Funding 05.04.2021 )-- , the world’s leading GPS Security Company, CAESAREA, Israel--( BUSINESS WIRE infiniDome Ltd. 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(previously, GPSdome Ltd.), the cyber company, announced the appointment of Mr. Sri Purisai as its Chairman of the Board. Read More www.i-hls.com 02.08.2018 i-hls.com: "Israeli Startup Offers Revolutionary Cyber Solution for GPS Jamming" Read More www.prnewswire.com 11.07.2017 GPSdome Conducted Successful Airborne Tests of its GPS Anti-Jammer and Anti-Spoofer Read More www.finance.yahoo.com 24.04.2018 InfiniDome Introduces Its GPS Cyber Protection to the Fleet Management Industry at NAFA and ACT Expos Read More www.linkedin.com 19.11.2018 So proud that InfiniDome LTD was chosen for UK Israel Tech Hub’s TeXchange 2018 by UK giants like British Telecom Read More www.haaretz.co.il 01.05.2018 HAARETZ: "Cyber Magazine" Read More Israel Defense 25.10.2020 Easy Aerial, a leading provider of autonomous drone-based monitoring solutions Read More DroneXL 22.10.2020 Easy Aerial has integrated infiniDome’s Read More www.prnewswire.com 11.07.2017 GPSdome Conducted Successful Airborne Tests of its GPS Anti-Jammer and Anti-Spoofer Read More www.isdefexpo.com 29.06.2017 ISDEF 2017 Highlights Read More www.youtube.com 07.08.2017 rotecting a moving vehicle from a dynamic GPS jamming attack Read More GPSdome at ITSF 2017 Warsaw: The GPS protection for critical Infrastructure and Telecom Synchronization networks... www.infinidome.com GPSdome awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification Read More www.youtube.com 07.08.2017 An Exciting New Anti-Virus for GPS at Collision 2017 Read More www.youtube.com 08.05.2017 TLV Start-Up Challenge - InfiniDome Read More Shenzhen Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition 2017 GPSdome at Innovex 2017 www.linkedin.com www.linkedin.com Presenting our seamless integration of our GPSDome Anti-jamming protection module on a Terrascan drone at the AUS&R show Read More www.fuelchoicessummit.com 24.10.2019 Meet the InfiniDome team at Smart Mobility summit Read More www.fuelchoicessummit.com 26.10.2019 InfiniDome will present a live demo at Smart Mobility Summit 2019! 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- Events | InfiniDome
Events See infiniDome at Xponential: MAY 4 - 6, 2021 | ONLINE AUGUST 16 - 19, 2021 | ATLANTA You’re invited to view industry discussion on Resilient PNT for Unmanned Systems , co-hosted by infiniDome and Orolia, including a description of how PNT data and GPS/GNSS signals are enabling new applications of unmanned systems, key vulnerabilities to be addressed, and next steps to ensure the safe, efficient operations of remotely piloted aircraft, vehicles and vessels. Demand for unmanned systems is growing exponentially across defense and civil/commercial organizations, for applications ranging from military missions and intelligence surveillance to border security, precision agriculture and transportation. Key topics include: The role of Resilient PNT in unmanned systems DHS and DOT government applications for unmanned systems Vulnerabilities and threats to unmanned operations Challenges associated with protecting unmanned system assets and flight zones Industry perspective on available Resilient PNT technologies to protect unmanned systems This Webinar was recorded on October 29, 2020 Resilient PNT for Unmanned Systems Webinar What: On-demand at your convenience When: Where: View Today! James Platt Chief, Strategic Defense Initiatives U.S. Department of Homeland Security Karen Van Dyke Director, Positioning, Navigation and Timing U.S. Department of Transportation Dana Goward President Resilient Navigation & Timing Foundation Omer Sharar CEO, infiniDome John Fischer VP Advanced R&D, Orolia Recent News: Enjoy this that was discussed during the webinar about a drone that crashed due to GPS interference and the implications of jamming threats to unmanned systems. recent Forbes article Visit our for more industry highlights. GNSS News Feed HLS & Cyber See the latest GPS anti-jamming solutions at our virtual booth (859) at HLS & Cyber 2020. We look forward to discussing drone, fleet, critical infrastructure, and GPS protection with you, today! GPSdome at ITSF 2017 Warsaw: The GPS protection for critical Infrastructure and Telecom Synchronization networks... www.infinidome.com GPSdome awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification Read More www.youtube.com 07.08.2017 An Exciting New Anti-Virus for GPS at Collision 2017 Read More www.youtube.com 08.05.2017 TLV Start-Up Challenge - InfiniDome Read More Shenzhen Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition 2017 GPSdome at Innovex 2017
- InfiniDome- The GPS Security Company
Welcome to infiniDome The GPS Security Company protecting endpoints from jamming. CONTACT US LEARN MORE We bring an end-to-end GPS jamming monitoring and protection solution for drone, fleet and critical infrastructure assets. Open PNT Industry Alliance Opens. Drones/UAS GPSdome detects & protects against GPS jamming that can result in losses to property and risk to lives. CONTACT US LEARN MORE Fleet Management & Maritime OtoSphere enables real-time detection of jamming attacks preventing theft & operational downtime. CONTACT US LEARN MORE Critical Infrastructure GPSdome assures continuous anti-jamming protection of UAV operations for critical infrastructure assets. CONTACT US LEARN MORE Defense & Homeland Security GPSdome supports enforcement forces & command centers dependent on GPS for their continuous situational awareness CONTACT US LEARN MORE Autonomous Vehicles OtoSphere allows OEMs & Tier-1s to develop & test systems & sensors with GNSS PNT persistence they can count on. CONTACT US LEARN MORE Fleet Management Read about OtoSphere in Revista Seguridad COVID-19 is having a profound Impact on Cargo Transportation and Security Read More Contact Us Receive our Quarterly NewsFlash Newsletter Subscribe Now