Visible to the public A Microservices Architecture for ADS-B Data Security Using Blockchain

TitleA Microservices Architecture for ADS-B Data Security Using Blockchain
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsDamis, H. A., Shehada, D., Fachkha, C., Gawanmeh, A., Al-Karaki, J. N.
Conference Name2020 3rd International Conference on Signal Processing and Information Security (ICSPIS)
Date PublishedNov. 2020
ISBN Number978-1-7281-8998-7
Keywordsblockchain, Information security, process control, pubcrawl, Receivers, resilience, Resiliency, Scalability, security, Signal processing, Software, surveillance

The use of Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) for aircraft tracking and flight management operations is widely used today. However, ADS-B is prone to several cyber-security threats due to the lack of data authentication and encryption. Recently, Blockchain has emerged as new paradigm that can provide promising solutions in decentralized systems. Furthermore, software containers and Microservices facilitate the scaling of Blockchain implementations within cloud computing environment. When fused together, these technologies could help improve Air Traffic Control (ATC) processing of ADS-B data. In this paper, a Blockchain implementation within a Microservices framework for ADS-B data verification is proposed. The aim of this work is to enable data feeds coming from third-party receivers to be processed and correlated with that of the ATC ground station receivers. The proposed framework could mitigate ADS- B security issues of message spoofing and anomalous traffic data. and hence minimize the cost of ATC infrastructure by throughout third-party support.

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