Effect of channel impairments on radiometric fingerprinting

Saeed Ur Rehman, Kevin W Sowerby, Shafiq Alam, Iman T Ardekani, Dan Komosny

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Abstract

To increase network security and mitigate identity theft attacks, much of the research is focused on traditional bit-level algorithmic. In conventional wireless networks, security issues are primarily considered above the physical layer and are usually based on bit-level algorithms to establish the identity of a legitimate wireless device. Physical layer security is a new paradigm in which features extracted from an analog signal can be used to establish the unique identity of a transmitter. Our previous research work into Radiometric fingerprinting has shown that every transmitter has a unique fingerprint owing to imperfections in the analog components present in the RF front end. However, to the best of the author's knowledge, no such example is available in the literature in which the effect of radio channel on Radiometric fingerprint is evaluated. This paper presents the simulation and experimental results for radiometric fingerprinting under an indoor varying radio channel. Contrary to popular assumption, it was found that the fingerprinting accuracy is little affected in an indoor channel environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSignal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT)
Subtitle of host publication2015 IEEE International Symposium
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages415-420
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509004812
ISBN (Print)9781509004805
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016
Event2015 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT 2015) - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 7 Dec 201510 Dec 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT 2015

Conference

Conference2015 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT 2015)
Abbreviated title2015 IEEE
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period7/12/1510/12/15

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    Rehman, S. U., Sowerby, K. W., Alam, S., Ardekani, I. T., & Komosny, D. (2016). Effect of channel impairments on radiometric fingerprinting. In Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT): 2015 IEEE International Symposium (pp. 415-420). [7394371] (2015 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSPIT.2015.7394371