Secure Exchange of Digital Metrological Data in a Smart Overhead Crane

Tuukka Mustapää*, Henri Tunkkari, Jaan Taponen, Leo Immonen, Wiebke Heeren, Oksana Baer, Clifford Brown, Raine Viitala

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Digitalization and the rapid development of IoT systems has posed challenges for metrol-ogy because it has been comparatively slow in adapting to the new demands. That is why the digital transformation of metrology has become a key research and development topic all over the world including the development of machine-readable formats for digital SI (D-SI) and digital calibration certificates (DCCs). In this paper, we present a method for using these digital formats for metrological data to enhance the trustworthiness of data and propose how to use digital signatures and distributed ledger technology (DLT) alongside DCCs and D-SI to ensure integrity, authenticity, and non-repudiation of measurement data and DCCs. The implementation of these technologies in industrial applications is demonstrated with a use case of data exchange in a smart overhead crane. The presented system was tested and validated in providing security against data tampering attacks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1548
Number of pages21
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Data trustworthiness
  • Digital calibration certificate
  • Digital SI
  • IoT communication
  • Metrology
  • Traceability


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