Ohio State receives $1.9 million grant to thwart hackers targeting GPS

Ohio State, which will lead the project involving other universities, is seeking an affordable solution as more and more people use GPS to navigate in their cars, autonomous vehicles become more popular and drones rely more on pre-programmed destinations…

“The team at Ohio State has written extensively on positioning, navigation, timing, and resiliency. It’s conducted pioneering work in the field,” said Furchtgott-Roth. “They’ve conducted tests of interference and spoofing and developed techniques to achieve resilient, accurate and assured positioning navigation and timing in many, many difficult environments. So we were so impressed with them.”

Ohio State also was an ideal fit because of the school’s ties to the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty the largest test facility in the country which includes the SMARTCenter, the largest autonomous vehicle proving grounds.