GPS Spoofing Detector with Adaptive Trustable Residence Area for Cellular based-UAVs

Yongchao Dang, Chafika Benzaid, Yulong Shen, Tarik Taleb

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The envisioned key role of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in assisting the upcoming mobile networks calls for addressing the challenge of their secure and safe integration in the airspace. The GPS spoofing is a prominent security threat of UAVs. In this paper, we propose a 5G-assisted UAV position monitoring and anti-GPS spoofing system that allows live detection of GPS spoofing by leveraging Uplink received signal strength (RSS) measurements to cross-check the position
validity. We introduce the Adaptive Trustable Residence Area (ATRA); a novel strategy to determine the trust area within which the UAV’s GPS position should be located in order to be considered as non-spoofed. The performance evaluation shows that the proposed solution can successfully detect spoofed GPS
positions with a rate of above 95%.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2020 - Proceedings
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728182988
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventIEEE Global Communications Conference - Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Duration: 7 Dec 202011 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Communications Conference
ISSN (Print)2334-0983
ISSN (Electronic)2576-6813


ConferenceIEEE Global Communications Conference
Abbreviated titleGLOBECOM
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Republic of China


  • UAV
  • GPS spoofing
  • RSS
  • Adaptive Trustable Residence Area (ATRA)


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