Global ATM Security Management Project
GAMMA is a project worth around fifteen million Euros which received co-funding from the European Union’s Seventh research and innovation Framework Programme (FP7) programme under grant agreement No 312382. The project stems from the growing need to address new air traffic management threats and vulnerabilities due, for instance, to the increased reliance on distributed enterprise computing and the automated flow of information across a ground and airborne network.
The goal of the GAMMA project is to develop solutions to emerging air traffic management vulnerabilities backed up by practical proposals for the implementation of these solutions. The project will also consider the new scenarios created by the Single European Sky programme.
Next 15th November 2017, GAMMA will organise in Rome (Italy) its final event “A new vision for ATM Security Management” providing the opportunity to witness first hand the results from one of the main R&D initiatives dealing with the management of Security within the ATM domain. The vision of collaborative ATM security management is widely accepted […]
On 6th July 2017 a workshop was organized in Rome, following the completion of the latest integrated validation exercise aimed at demonstrating how GAMMA handles uncoordinated attacks within the same country. The exercise scenario involved a hijacking event in which the SATCOM communication was deliberately disconnected in an area out of civil radar coverage, while […]
On May 15th and 16th five runs were performed to validate the detection of a coordinated attack on national level. Three GAMMA security prototypes acted in the geo-distributed simulation: The ISS (Information Security System) in Florence (premises of Leonardo), the SMP (Security Management Platform) in Chieti (at Leonardo premises) and SACom (Secure ATC Communication) in […]
The fourth edition of the GAMMA newsletter is now online highlighting some on-going developments within the GAMMA project as well as providing a flavour of what to expect in the final months. This edition of the newsletter opens with an article on the Information Security System (ISS) prototype, which is one of the prototypes forming […]
On 4th May 2017 a geo-distributed validation workshop was organized to coincide with the execution of the first integrated validation exercise in the GAMMA project. This demonstration follows the stand alone validations which were conducted at the end of 2016 involving the separate prototypes in their own environment. The demonstration and associated workshops were focused on the ability of GAMMA prototypes to identify a correlated […]
The European Research Establishments in Aeronautics (EREA) invited the DLR (project partner of GAMMA) to join the ad-hoc working group “Security in Aviation”. This group will perform a study as an input for FP9. Another white paper more focusing on technical implementation will be written during the work of this group, additionally. The request for […]
The GAMMA project was present at the final workshop of the project ARIEL (Air Traffic Resilience). The German Aerospace Center (DLR) as representative of GAMMA was invited to speak during a plenary talk, where the different challenges in the area of ATM Security were discussed. With this action ATM Security expertise from the GAMMA perspective […]
On 17th November 2016 a meeting was organized with several representatives from EDA in their Brussels premises to illustrate progress of the GAMMA project. The workshop follows a similar meeting organized in 2015 and regular contacts maintained during the years with this important European institution. Links with EDA are especially relevant in view of the […]
An Advisory Board meeting was held in Brussels on 10th November 2016. The GAMMA Advisory Board is formed by SJU and EASA and this meeting is part of periodic contacts with reference institutions in Europe to assure alignment and gather feedback for the strategic direction of the project. The November meeting was the first to […]