FoxHunt: GPS Disruption Detection and Geolocation System
A number of civil sectors, including energy, transportation, emergency, communications, and banking, use GPS to perform critically important
functions. This is a concern due to the fragility of the GPS signal, and vulnerability to attacks or disruptions. The problem has been studied to greater
or lesser degree by sector. At this point however it remains unclear exactly how vulnerable these sectors may be on unseen GPS dependencies, and how
to respond if and when GPS disruptions occur.
In Phase I, SSCI will first perform a thorough assessment of the vulnerabilities the energy generation and distribution sector faces. With our partner,
we will undertake a thorough review of existing studies, and identify gaps where we will perform more in-depth research. We will also look to extend
those studies to other sectors, such as emergency services. Secondly, we will propose means to detect and diagnose GPS disruptions. As part of the
initial GPS-dependence survey, we will have identified ways in which existing equipment can be used, or easily modified, to provide detection and
localization information. We will then propose a design for new hardware devices, deployment, and operations concepts, to supplement existing
infrastructure where necessary. The result is a usable capability to reliably and rapidly detect and localize transmitters.
Thus SSCI will be in position to develop and test hardware prototypes in Phase II, and demonstrate the key new technologies needed. At the end of
Phase II we expect to have demonstrated feasibility and practicality of the system.
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