Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Robert F. Mills, PHD
This thesis provided background information on the Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS). Additionally, the thesis developed a threat taxonomy for TCAS, resulting in the determination that a false injection attack presents the most comprehensive risk. Moreover, the thesis presents the development of a program to determine what ranges, altitudes, and relative bearings are most vulnerable to a false injection attack. The program includes test for all requirements of a successful false injection. Furthermore, the thesis presents an analysis of results and creates threat maps as situational awareness tools. Lastly, the thesis discusses potential solutions to the false injection attack, covers future work in the areas of TCAS vulnerabilities, and concludes the thesis.
DTIC Accession Number
Hannah, John W., "A Cyber Threat Taxonomy and a Viability Analysis for False Injections in the TCAS" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 4900.