Visible to the public Multi-model Test Bed for the Simulation-based Evaluation of ResilienceConflict Detection Enabled

Project Details

Performance Period

Aug 12, 2020


Vanderbilt University


National Security Agency

Ranked 51 out of 118 Group Projects in this group.
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We have developed the SURE platform, a modeling and simulation integration testbed for evaluation of resilience for complex CPS [1]. Our previous efforts resulted in a web-based collaborative design environment for attack-defense scenarios supported by a cloud-deployed simulation engine for executing and evaluating the scenarios. The goal of this project is to extend these design and simulation capabilities for better understanding the security and resilience aspects of CPS systems. These improvements include the first class support for the design of experiments (exploring different parameters and/or strategies), alternative CPS domains (connected vehicles, railway systems, smart grid), incorporating models of human behavior, and executing multistage games.

[1] Xenofon Koutsoukos, Gabor Karsai, Aron Laszka, Himanshu Neema, Bradley Potteiger, Peter Volgyesi, Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, and Janos Sztipanovits. "SURE: A Modeling and Simulation Integration Platform for Evaluation of SecUre and REsilient Cyber-Physical Systems", Proceedings of the IEEE, 106(1), 93-112, January 2018.

Peter Volgyesi is a Research Scientist at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems at Vanderbilt University. In the past decade Mr. Volgyesi has been working on several novel and high impact projects sponsored by DARPA, NSF, ONR, ARL and industrial companies (Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, the Boeing Company, Raytheon, Microsoft). He is one of the architects of the Generic Modeling Environment, a widely used metaprogrammable visual modeling tool, and WebGME - its modern web-based variant. Mr. Volgyesi had a leading role in developing the real-time signal processing algorithms in PinPtr, a low cost, low power countersniper system. He also participated in the development of the Radio Interferometric Positioning System (RIPS), a patented technology for accurate low-power node localization. As PI on two NSF funded projects Mr. Volgyesi and his team developed a low-power software-defined radio platform (MarmotE) and a component-based development toolchain targeting multicore SoC architectures for wireless cyber-physical systems. His team won the Preliminary Tournament of the DARPA Spectrum Challenge in September, 2013.