Spoofing

In November, 2015, Dr. Mark Psiaki from Cornell University gave a presentation on GNSS spoofing and spoofing mitigation at the International Symposium on Navigation and Timing, ENAC Toulouse, France. This talk features the collaboration on GNSS security research between Mark's research group at Cornell University and the UT Radionavigation Laboratory. It is the most comprehensive presentation on the topic of GNSS security to date, and serves as a verbal companion to Psiaki's and Humphreys's 2016 IEEE Proceedings paper "GNSS Spoofing and Detection"

Dr. Todd Humphreys delivered a seminar on Low-Cost Centimeter-Accurate Mobile Positioning at the Roadway Safety Institute at University of Minnesota. This presentation focused on techniques for reducing the initialization time for centimeter-accurate positioning on mobile devices. It further examined technical and market prerequisites for improved safety for semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles, globally registered augmented and virtual reality, and crowd-sourced three-dimensional mapping.

Using software developed at RNL and a low-cost GPS antenna, we demonstrate position tracking of a virtual reality headset to centimeter accuracy, in real time.

Todd Humphreys is the Director of the Radionavigation Lab at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is also an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering. As one of the world's leading experts on GPS technology, Dr. Humphreys caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for his recent research on defending against intentional GPS jamming of drones over U.S. airspace.

On this episode of Game Changers, Professor Humphreys addresses the current use and future potential of GPS technology.

We're developing an extremely precise augmented reality (AR) system based on carrier-phase differential GPS (CDGPS). The system provides precise position and attitude, which can be used to display position- and attitude-specific objects and information in real-time.  The video below, dubbed "Pillars and Piston," is a first demonstration of our system's capability.  

This video illustrates the steps taken for successful drone capture. An earlier version of this video appeared in Dr. Humphrey's testimony to Congress in July 2012.

We demonstrate here the response of a GPS receiver's tracking loops to a spoofing attack.  The receiver's correlation function is displayed along a grid of taps about the peak.  The white trace is the in-phase component and the red is the quadrature component, where phase is compared to the prompt tap which is aligned with the correlation peak.  

We demonstrate here a spoofing attack against a GPS time reference receiver like those used for time synchronization in cell phone base stations. We also demonstrate a spoofing attach against a phasor measurement unit designed to synchronize the power grid. Download the video here (right click, save as) [70 MB].

To learn more about the Radionavigation Lab's civil GPS spoofer see the paper or the presentation.

An Android's GPS unit being spoofed with the Radionavigation Lab's civil GPS spoofer. For more information on the spoofer see the paper or the presentation.