Key Generation for Secure Inter-Satellite Communication

Papoutsis, Evangelos and Howells, Gareth and Hopkins, Andrew B.T. and McDonald-Maier, Klaus D. (2007) Key Generation for Secure Inter-Satellite Communication. In: NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS-2007), 2007 August, Edinburgh, UK. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AHS.2007.67

Abstract

This paper addresses issues relating to the generation of secure encryption keys for use in inter-satellite communications operating in a low power environment. It introduces techniques which possess the potential to generate encryption keys based on properties or features directly associated with the actual satellites and thus removing the necessity for key storage. This research investigates constraints associated with ensuring secure inter-satellite communications for satellite constellations. The need for data sent to and from satellites to be secure and verified is substantial. Security can be improved by using encryption techniques based on keys, which are based on unique properties of the individual nodes within the satellite network. This will serve both to minimize the need for key sharing as well as to validate the initiator node of a message.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Image and Information Engineering
Depositing User: Yiqing Liang
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2008 14:15
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 15:33
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/6156 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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