Low Cost and Unconditionally Secure Communications for Complex UAS Networks
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2018 IEEE. We propose to adapt an earlier unconditionally secure communication system for ground vehicular network to Unmanned Air Systems (UASs). First, one recommended change is to adopt IEEE 802.16d for long range wireless communications (up to 75 km) for drone to drone communications. Second, we propose to strengthen the security of UAS communications by incorporating unconditionally secure key exchanges between certification authorities (CA), which are air traffic control (ATC) centers, and ground communication centers (also can be called road side devices (RSDs)). The proposed key exchange scheme is known as the Kirchhoff Law Johnson Noise (KLJN) scheme, which is unconditionally secure. The KLJN provides equivalent or better security but with much lower cost as compared to the quantum key distribution (QKD). The exchanged keys will be used to create digital signatures for messages between UASs. Third, the digital signatures combined with certificates issued for each UAS by CAs will be used for authentication of messages, which will further improve the security between UASs.
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IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society