EARS: Intelligent and Cross-Layer Attack and Defense in Spectrum Sharing
Project runs from 01/01/2015 to 12/31/2019
Cognitive radio (CR) is emerging as a key enabling technology to address the ever increasing
demands on the scarce spectrum for wireless communications. While wireless networks are prone to security attacks,
CR networks are even more vulnerable due to improved intelligence available at attackers or compromised devices, and additional
constraints imposed on CR users. This interdisciplinary proposal aims at making contributions in the general area of security of wireless signals and systems in the context of spectrum sharing, to facilitate the realization of the national spectrum objectives in the years to come. In this project, instead of adding contributions to existing literature on software and wireless network security, we will focus on the vulnerabilities and attacks unique to CR functionalities, and advocate a cross-layer viewpoint for both attacks and defenses.