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Proposal of on-Line Key Management System Solutions for Railway Applications Based on Asymmetric Cryptography

  • Mária FranekováEmail author
  • Peter Lüley
  • Karol Rástočný
  • Juraj Ždánsky
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 531)

Abstract

This article is devoted to the transmission of safety-related messages via open transmission system in application with ETCS (European Train Control System) system Level - L2 using cryptographic protocol Euroradio. Authors in this article describe conceptual proposal of on-line key management system managing the keys of all entities included in communication in the range of domains in safe manner. Proposed KMS (Key Management System) assumes the use of asymmetric cryptography. In practical part are analyzed ideological solutions of the use of public keys within the communication of ETCS system entities in two neighboring domains. Generated keys of proposed KMS hierarchical architecture were simulated for the ECC (Elliptic Curve Cryptography) algorithm, specifically for Koblitz curves in the software tool Cryptool.

Keywords

Safety-related system European Train Control System Key management system Identification Asymmetric cryptography ECC Simulation 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This work has been supported by the Educational Grant Agency of the Slovak Republic (KEGA) Number: 008ŽU-4/2015: Innovation of HW and SW tools and methods of laboratory education focused on safety aspects of ICT within safety critical applications of processes control.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mária Franeková
    • 1
    Email author
  • Peter Lüley
    • 1
  • Karol Rástočný
    • 1
  • Juraj Ždánsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Control and Information SystemsUniversity of ŽilinaŽilinaSlovak Republic

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