Mobility

Trusted Collaborative Spectrum Sensing for Mobile Cognitive Radio Networks

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Executive Summary

Collaborative spectrum sensing is a key technology in Cognitive Radio Networks (CRNs). It is inaccurate if spectrum sensing nodes are malicious. Although mobility is an inherent property of wireless networks, there has been no prior work studying the detection of malicious users for collaborative spectrum sensing in mobile CRNs. Existing solutions based on user trust for secure collaborative spectrum sensing cannot be applied to mobile scenarios, since they do not consider the location diversity of the network, thus over penalize honest users who are at locations with severe path-loss. In this paper, the authors propose to use two trust parameters, Location Reliability and Malicious Intention (LRMI), to improve malicious and primary user detection in mobile CRNs under attacks.

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