Analysis of receiver front end on the performance of RF fingerprinting

Saeed Ur Rehman, Kevin Sowerby, Colin Coghill

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Abstract

Radio Frequency (RF) fingerprinting is a technique, where a transmitter is identified from its electromagnetic emission. Most existing RF fingerprinting techniques have been evaluated with high-end receivers and promising classification results have been reported in the literature. However, the realization of RF fingerprinting in todays low-end (i.e. low cost) portable devices requires the validation of the existing RF fingerprinting techniques with low-end receivers. This contribution analyzes the performance of RF fingerprinting for low-end receivers. Experiments are performed for three transmitters and signals are captured with one high-end receiver and three low-end receivers using Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP). It is found that the classification accuracy of RF fingerprinting varies for different low-end receivers. Results show that low-end receivers provide good classification results at high receiver SNR but high receiver SNR is rare in a typical wireless communication environment. Whereas high-end receiver performs well even at low SNR.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2012
Pages2494-2499
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2012 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 9 Sep 201212 Sep 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2012
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period9/09/1212/09/12

Keywords

  • Radio Fingerprinting
  • Security
  • USRP
  • Wireless Receivers

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