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Atlas - Development of a secure application layer protocol for embedded devices PDF Print E-mail

Betreuer: Basel Katt
Bearbeiter: Helmut Wolf

The thesis is an integral part of a product development at World-Direct, Codename Atlas. The main target of the thesis is to design a proprietary protocol used for exchanging data between a client and a server in a secure manner. The protocol should fulfill the following requirements:

  • Statelessness
  • Efficiency
  • Security
  • Authenticity
  • Polling-based approach

This protocol is implemented on the client-side by Günter Prossliner, Chief Software Architect at  World-Direct, while a reference-implementation (closed-source) of the server-side is part of the thesis  as well. Furthermore, the thesis comprises a frontend (view layer) with the given requirements:

  1. Update-Functionality: Client-controllers should be remote updateable from the server-side without human interactivity necessary (to reduce support costs)
  2. Handling sensitive data (sensitive measurement data, client-location, -address etc.)
  3. Displaying client-side-specific data (measurements, common information) in an appropriate form

The programming language is free of choice. However, as the thesis is part of a product development the source code won't be published (closed-source), thus World-Direct does not suffer on any competitive disadvantages.