Date Added: Sep 2011
Traditional solutions handle security at the application layer, which causes huge signaling overhead and long delay if authentication is implemented for every signal to enhance the security of wireless communication systems. In this paper, a real-time and two-way authentication method is proposed, which is based on the characteristics of radio channel including randomness and privacy. For the proposed method, the unique instant Channel State Information (CSI) can be used to authenticate the transmitter. In frequency- and time-selective fading channels, the current estimated CSI is compared with the predicted CSI, which is implemented at the previous frame, in order to authenticate the validation of the received signal.