Spirent launches SimSAFE to address GNSS signal vulnerability

Spirent launches SimSAFE to address GNSS signal vulnerability

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UK: Spirent Communications have introduced Spirent SimSAFE, a software solution that concurrently simulates legitimate Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) constellations and spoofed or hoax signals to evaluate receiver resilience and help develop counter-measures. It has been developed in conjunction with Qascom. "GNSS signal vulnerability is becoming a significant issue," said John Pottle, Marketing Director of Spirent's Positioning Division. "SimSAFE is the first tool to help develop systems that will detect and counter spoofing attacks. This solution is unique in being able to provide a means of both emulating a spoof attack and monitoring a receiver under attack to evaluate mitigation strategies and countermeasures,” he added.

SimSAFE is a fully controllable laboratory based, non-radiated test solution to evaluate a receiver's response to a wide range of spoofing attacks. The test tool generates simulated spoofing attacks that can be aligned with genuine signals from an antenna or locally generated genuine signals using a Spirent GNSS simulator. This allows users to simulate a wide range of sophisticated attacks, monitor the response of the receiver under attack and evaluate the effectiveness of proposed countermeasures to then improve resilience against such attacks.

Source: Wall street journal