Secure Transmission Power of Cognitive Radios for Dynamic Spectrum Access Applications
Source: State Street Corporation
One of the major concerns of cognitive radios when used for secondary spectrum access is the potential of interfering primary users, considering especially that cognitive radios may be misbehaved or under malicious attacks. In this paper, the authors present a method for a cognitive radio to secure its transmission power purely from its physical-layer received signals. Built into the transceiver hardware as an independent self-check procedure, this method can guarantee the avoidance of excessive interference of cognitive radios to primary users even when the more flexible upper-layer software or policy regulator is compromised under attacks.