Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kenneth Hopkinson, PhD.
Cognitive Radio (CR) is a promising technology that works by detecting unused parts of the spectrum and automatically reconfiguring the communication system's parameters in order to operate in the available communication channels while minimizing interference. CR enables efficient use of the Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum by generating waveforms that can coexist with existing users in licensed spectrum bands. Spectrum sensing is one of the most important components of CR systems because it provides awareness of its operating environment, as well as detecting the presence of primary (licensed) users of the spectrum.
DTIC Accession Number
Betances, Joan A., "Physical Layer Defenses Against Primary User Emulation Attacks" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 279.