Time-of-flight based optical communication for safety-critical applications in autonomous driving

Hannes Plank, Gerald Holweg, Christian Steger, Norbert Druml

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Abstract

The automotive field has seen tremendous research effort in the past years to increase safety by using vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication. There are however several issues in RF based V2V communication impairing the safety applications requiring hard-reality communication. Channel congestion, latency and the vulnerability to denial of service attacks demand for an alternative solution to transmit timecritical safety messages. In this work, we discuss the security and safety aspects of free-space optical communication solutions for line-of-sight V2V communication. We show scenarios to demonstrate the high demand of a reliable lowlatency communication link between cars and evaluate the requirements in communication security. Image sensor based communication is widely accepted as the most promising optical communication link for V2V. This work offers a detailed discussion on how it is possible to increase speed and robustness by using Time-of-Flight 3D image sensors for communication. Finally, we show how communication partners can be localized and how locationaware communication can greatly benefit secured communication by mitigating relay and denial-of-service attacks.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Safety, Reliability, and Security, SAFECOMP 2016 - Workshops ASSURE, DECSoS, SASSUR, and TIPS, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag Heidelberg
Pages183-194
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-45479-5
DOIs
StatusPublished - 2016
Event2016 International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 20 Sep 201623 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9923 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference2016 International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security
Abbreviated titleSAFECOMP 2016
CountryNorway
CityTrondheim
Period20/09/1623/09/16

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Optical Communication
Time-of-flight
Optical communication
Safety
Communication
Image sensors
Telecommunication links
Image Sensor
Denial of Service
Vehicle to vehicle communications
Attack
Free-space Optical Communication
Railroad cars
3D Image
Vulnerability
Congestion
Relay
Latency
Robustness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Plank, H., Holweg, G., Steger, C., & Druml, N. (2016). Time-of-flight based optical communication for safety-critical applications in autonomous driving. In Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, SAFECOMP 2016 - Workshops ASSURE, DECSoS, SASSUR, and TIPS, Proceedings (pp. 183-194). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9923 LNCS). Springer Verlag Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45480-1_15

Time-of-flight based optical communication for safety-critical applications in autonomous driving. / Plank, Hannes; Holweg, Gerald; Steger, Christian; Druml, Norbert.

Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, SAFECOMP 2016 - Workshops ASSURE, DECSoS, SASSUR, and TIPS, Proceedings. Springer Verlag Heidelberg, 2016. p. 183-194 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9923 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

Plank, H, Holweg, G, Steger, C & Druml, N 2016, Time-of-flight based optical communication for safety-critical applications in autonomous driving. in Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, SAFECOMP 2016 - Workshops ASSURE, DECSoS, SASSUR, and TIPS, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 9923 LNCS, Springer Verlag Heidelberg, pp. 183-194, 2016 International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, Trondheim, Norway, 20/09/16. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45480-1_15
Plank H, Holweg G, Steger C, Druml N. Time-of-flight based optical communication for safety-critical applications in autonomous driving. In Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, SAFECOMP 2016 - Workshops ASSURE, DECSoS, SASSUR, and TIPS, Proceedings. Springer Verlag Heidelberg. 2016. p. 183-194. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45480-1_15
Plank, Hannes ; Holweg, Gerald ; Steger, Christian ; Druml, Norbert. / Time-of-flight based optical communication for safety-critical applications in autonomous driving. Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, SAFECOMP 2016 - Workshops ASSURE, DECSoS, SASSUR, and TIPS, Proceedings. Springer Verlag Heidelberg, 2016. pp. 183-194 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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