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Security and Privacy in Dynamic Spectrum Access: Challenges and Solutions

Abstract Dynamic spectrum access (DSA) has great potential to address worldwide spectrum shortage by enhancing spectrum efficiency. It allows unlicensed secondary users to access the under-utilized spectrum when the primary users are not transmitting. On the other hand, the open wireless medium subjects DSA systems to various security and privacy issues, which might hinder the practical deployment. This dissertation consists of two parts to discuss the potential challenges and solutions.

The first part consists of three chapters, with a focus on secondary-user authentication. Chapter One gives an overview of the challenges and existing solutions in spectrum-misuse detection. Chapter Two presents SpecGuard, the first crowdsourced spectrum-misuse det... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Jin, Xiaocong (Author) / Zhang, Yanchao (Advisor) / Zhang, Junshan (Committee member) / Tepedelenlioglu, Cihan (Committee member) / Ying, Lei (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Computer science / crowdsourced spectrum sensing / dynamic spectrum access / location privacy / spectrum misuse
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 164 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Electrical Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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