Investigation of secure wireless regions using configurable beamforming on WARP

Yuanrui Zhang, Bei Yin, Roger Woods, Joe Cavallaro, Alan Marshall, Youngwook Ko

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Abstract

In this paper, we examine a novel approach to network security against passive eavesdroppers in a ray-tracing model and implement it on a hardware platform. By configuring antenna array beam patterns to transmit the data to specific regions, it is possible to create defined regions of coverage for targeted users. By adapting the antenna configuration according to the intended user’s channel state information, this allows the vulnerability of the physical regions to eavesdropping to be reduced. We present the application of our concept to 802.11n networks where an antenna array is employed at the access point. A range of antenna array configurations are examined by simulation and then realized using the Wireless Open-Access Research Platform(WARP)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers
Place of PublicationPacific Grove, CA
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1979-1983
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479982974
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014
Event48th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers - Pacific Grove, United States
Duration: 02 Nov 201405 Nov 2014

Conference

Conference48th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
CountryUnited States
CityPacific Grove
Period02/11/201405/11/2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing

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