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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Facilitating Frame Injection Exploits through SiK Radio Firmware Modification
by WIss, Victor Gordon, M.S., Christopher Newport University, 2020, 72; 27956517
Abstract (Summary)

Many amateur and professional UAS platforms rely on the MAVLink telemetry protocol for UAS command and control and flight telemetry. Oftentimes, this messaging protocol is paired with the SiK radio, which has been shown to be an insecure network implementation for UAS telemetry. Due to the SiK radio’s lack of message confidentiality or integrity, it is susceptible to frame injections from a remote radio, which can be used to hijack or otherwise disrupt the operation of a UAS.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Backens, Jonathan
Commitee: Almalag, Mohammed S, Riedl, Anton
School: Christopher Newport University
Department: Applied Physis & Computer Science (APCS)
School Location: United States -- Virginia
Source: MAI 81/10(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Computer Engineering, Computer science, Electrical engineering
Keywords: MAVLink, Network security, SiK radio, Unmanned aerial systems
Publication Number: 27956517
ISBN: 9798641804187
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