Radio Frequency Fingerprinting and its Challenges
Rehman, Saeed; Sowerby, Kevin W.; Alam, Shafiq; Ardekani, Iman
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Citation:Rehman, S. U., Sowerby, K., Alam, S., and Ardekani, I. T. (2014). Radio Frequency Fingerprinting and its Challenges. IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS). San Francisco, USA(Ed.), (pp.1-2).
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2974
RF fingerprinting aims to develop a unique RF fingerprint for a wireless device that can be used as an identity, in the same way a biological fingerprint operates, to improve the security and privacy of wireless communication. This is in contrast to the traditional bit- level algorithmic approaches to securing transmissions. In this work, we present a comprehensive overview of challenges in the deployment of RF fingerprinting in low-cost portable mobile devices including: the preliminary results showing the effect of channel impairments on RF fingerprinting accuracy and open research challenges associated with the deployment of RF fingerprinting.