Securing Collaborative Spectrum Sensing Against Untrustworthy Secondary Users in Cognitive Radio Networks

Date Added: Jun 2010
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Cognitive radio is a revolutionary paradigm to migrate the spectrum scarcity problem in wireless networks. In cognitive radio networks, collaborative spectrum sensing is considered as an effective method to improve the performance of primary user detection. For current collaborative spectrum sensing schemes, secondary users are usually assumed to report their sensing information honestly. However, compromised nodes can send false sensing information to mislead the system. In this paper, the authors study the detection of untrustworthy secondary users in cognitive radio networks. They first analyze the case when there is only one compromised node in collaborative spectrum sensing schemes. Then, they investigate the scenario that there are multiple compromised nodes. Defense schemes are proposed to detect malicious nodes according to their reporting histories.