sis 15(4): e4

Research Article

Single and Multiple UAV Cyber-Attack Simulation and Performance Evaluation

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/sis.2.4.e4,
        author={Ahmad Y. Javaid and Weiqing Sun and Mansoor Alam},
        title={Single and Multiple UAV Cyber-Attack Simulation and Performance Evaluation},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Scalable Information Systems},
        volume={2},
        number={4},
        publisher={ICST},
        journal_a={SIS},
        year={2015},
        month={2},
        keywords={UAV Cyber-security, performance evaluation, simulation, testbed},
        doi={10.4108/sis.2.4.e4}
    }
    
  • Ahmad Y. Javaid
    Weiqing Sun
    Mansoor Alam
    Year: 2015
    Single and Multiple UAV Cyber-Attack Simulation and Performance Evaluation
    SIS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/sis.2.4.e4
Ahmad Y. Javaid1,*, Weiqing Sun2, Mansoor Alam1
  • 1: 2801 W. Bancroft St., EECS Department, College of Engineering, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA
  • 2: 2801 W. Bancroft St., ET Department, College of Engineering, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA
*Contact email: yazdan@ieee.org

Abstract

Usage of ground, air and underwater unmanned vehicles (UGV, UAV and UUV) has increased exponentially in the recent past with industries producing thousands of these unmanned vehicles every year.With the ongoing discussion of integration of UAVs in the US National Airspace, the need of a cost-effective way to verify the security and resilience of a group of communicating UAVs under attack has become very important. The answer to this need is a simulation testbed which can be used to simulate the UAV Network (UAVNet). One of these attempts is - UAVSim (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Simulation testbed) developed at the University of Toledo. It has the capability of simulating large UAV networks as well as small UAV networks with large number of attack nodes. In this paper, we analyse the performance of the simulation testbed for two attacks, targeting single and multiple UAVs. Traditional and generic computing resource available in a regular computer laboratory was used. Various evaluation results have been presented and analysed which suggest the suitability of UAVSim for UAVNet attack and swarm simulation applications.