Protection & Resilience Of Ground Based infRastructures for European Space Systems

Brief Summary:

PROGRESS focussed on improving the security and resilience of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and its results are also applicable to earth observation infrastructure and assets.

At the start of the project a generic GNSS system was designed with its associated augmentation system and this was assessed with regards to vulnerability from intentional malicious threats with a low probability but high impact. PROGRESS focussed on those threats that have the potential to increase in the coming years. The resulting prioritisation of threats and scenarios were 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.

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Project details:

Framework Programme 7 – Security
1 May 2014 – 31 October 2017
Budget: 4.722.609,00 EUR


L. Canzian, S. Ciccotosto, S. Fantinato, A. D. Chiara, G. Gamba, O. Pozzobon, R. Ioannides, M. Crisci; Interference localisation from Space Part 2: Applications included in Inside GNSS Magazine, Working papers January/February 2017. Available at: [Accessed 6 March 2017].

G. Gamba, A. D. Chiara, O. Pozzobon, D. Serant; PROGRESS project: Jamming and spoofing detection and localization system for protection of GNSS ground-based infrastructures, Proceedings of the 29th International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2016), Portland, Oregon, September 2016, pp. 3133-3142. Available at: [Accessed 6 March 2017].

I. Prezelj, J. Juvan, E. Kopa, G. van der Meulen; Exploration of consequences of potential malfunctions of global navigation satellite systems (Abstract) 11th Future Security, Security Research Conference; Berlin, September 13 – 14, 2016; Proceedings; Oliver Ambacher (Ed.), Fraunhofer 2016, (ISSN 2364-3986), page 211.

S. Schopferer, C. Michalski, M. Schimmerohn, N. Ribiere-Tharaud, J-C Joly, A. Rouquand, S.Crabbe; PROGRESS project: Improving the resilience of satellite ground station infrastructures: High power microwaves threat detection system and protection strategies, 2016 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC EUROPE, IEEE Catalog Number CFP1606F-ART, 978-1-5090-1416-3, Online ISSN 2325-0364. Available at:

N. Ribiere-Tharaud, “PROGRESS: Protection and Resilience Of Ground based infRastructures for European Space Systems”, European Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Newsletter (ECN) 20 (2015): 9-1

PROGRESS consortium, Deliverable D1.1 Economic & societal framework