Covert attack on a discrete-time system with limited use of the available disruption resources

Efstathios Kontouras, Anthony Tzes, Leonidas Dritsas

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This paper addresses the design of a covert attack on a linear multivariable dynamical system with input hard constraints. The system evolves in the discrete-time domain and is subject to performance and alarm state constraints, both represented by convex and compact polyhedral sets. A contractive control law guarantees positive invariance of the performance set, while ensuring asymptotic stability of the origin with maximum convergence rate. An attacker succeeds in gaining control of the system and sends false control commands, when it is necessary, eventually driving the state vector outside the performance set without violating any alarm constraints. Simulation studies highlight the results of this adversary control scheme.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 European Control Conference, ECC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783952426937
StatePublished - Nov 16 2015
EventEuropean Control Conference, ECC 2015 - Linz, Austria
Duration: Jul 15 2015Jul 17 2015

Publication series

Name2015 European Control Conference, ECC 2015


OtherEuropean Control Conference, ECC 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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