PROGRESS description

PROGRESS was a project co-funded by the European Union under the EU 7th framework programme (FP7-SECURITY). The project commenced in 2014 and was completed in the last quarter of 2017.

PROGRESS focussed on improving the security and resilience of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and its results are also applicable to other space systems, including telecommunications and earth observation. At the start of the project a generic GNSS system was designed and assessed with regards to vulnerability from intentional malicious threats.

PROGRESS focussed on those threats that have the potential to increase in the coming years. The resulting prioritisation of threats and scenarios was used as input to develop a prototype Security Management Solution (SMS). PROGRESS SMS is a centralized solution able to automatically detect malicious actions with a built-in reconfiguration capability allowing to ensure the overall system Quality of Service.

PROGRESS SMS is composed of an Integrated Ground Station Security Monitoring System (IGSSMS) and a Security Control Centre (SCC). The IGSSMS is an innovative monitoring solution for the detection of specific malicious types of actions. The Security Control Centre analyses the impact of the reported disturbances on the system performance and Quality of Service (QoS) and proposes mitigation strategies, including automatic system reconfiguration. The SMS was developed with full consideration of present methods and measures for the security and resilience of complex interconnected space control ground station networks by present operators of Ground Mission Segments (GMS) and Ground Control Systems (GCS). The consortium includes the operator of the Galileo Control Centre in Oberpfaffenhofen, the European leader for satellite systems, leading applied research institutes, specialised SMEs and a research institution specialised in societal aspects around security.