A study on the security threat and security requirements for multi unmanned aerial vehicles

무인기 군집 비행 보안위협 및 보안요구사항 연구

  • Kim, Mansik (Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, Soongsil University) ;
  • Kang, Jungho (Dept. of Information Security, Soongsil University Lifelong Education Institute) ;
  • Jun, Moon-seog (Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, Soongsil University)
  • 김만식 (숭실대학교 컴퓨터학과) ;
  • 강정호 (숭실대학교 평생교육원 정보보안학과) ;
  • 전문석 (숭실대학교 컴퓨터학과)
  • Received : 2017.06.23
  • Accepted : 2017.08.20
  • Published : 2017.08.28


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) have mostly been used for military purposes but with the progress in ICT and reduced manufacturing costs, they are increasingly used for various private services. UAVs are expected to carry out autonomous flying in the future. In order to carry out complex tasks, swarm flights are essential. Although the swarm flights has been researched a lot due to its different network and infrastructure from the existing UAV system, There are still not enough study on security threats and requirements for the secure swarm flights. In this paper, to solve these problems, UAV autonomous flight technology is defined based on US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and swarm flights and security threat about it are classified. And then we defined and compared security requirements according to security threats of each swarm flights so as to contribute to the development of secure UAC swarm flights in the future.


Drone;Unmanned Aerial Vehicle;Security;Autonomous Control;Swarm Flight


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