Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Richard A. Raines, PhD
The DoD and the Air Force continually seek to incorporate new technology in an effort to improve communication, work effectiveness, and efficiency. Office devices utilizing Bluetooth technology simplify device configuration and communication. They provide a means to communicate wirelessly over short distances thereby eliminating the need for different vendor specific cables and interfaces. One of the key concerns involved in incorporating new communication technology is security; the fundamental security concern of wireless communication is interception. Studies focusing on IEEE 802.11b have shown vulnerability zones around many DoD installations that reflect the ranges at which wireless communications using the 802.11b standard can be intercepted.
DTIC Accession Number
Kneeland, Timothy F., "Performance Evaluation and Analysis of Effective Range and Data Throughput for Unmodified Bluetooth Communication Devices" (2003). Theses and Dissertations. 4203.