Attack-Resilient State Estimation in the Presence of Noise

Conference Paper

We consider the problem of attack-resilient state estimation in the presence of noise. We focus on the most general model for sensor attacks where {any} signal can be injected via the compromised sensors. An $l_0$-based state estimator that can be formulated as a mixed-integer linear program and its convex relaxation based on the $l_1$ norm are presented. For both $l_0$ and $l_1$-based state estimators, we derive rigorous analytic bounds on the state-estimation errors. We show that the worst-case error is linear with the size of the noise, meaning that the attacker cannot exploit noise and modeling errors to introduce unbounded state-estimation errors. Finally, we show how the presented attack-resilient state estimators can be used for sound attack detection and identification, and provide conditions on the size of attack vectors that will ensure correct identification of compromised sensors.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pajic, M; Tabuada, P., ; Lee, I., ; Pappas, G.J.,

Start / End Page

  • 527 - 532


  • 6

Conference Name

  • 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)

Conference Location

  • Osaka, Japan

Conference Start Date

  • December 15, 2015

Conference End Date

  • December 18, 2015