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Maximum Utility Function Approach for Detection of Primary User Emulation Attack in Cognitive Radio Networks

Abbas Ali Sharifi, Mohammad Mofarreh-Bonab. Published in Security.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2017
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Abbas Ali Sharifi, Mohammad Mofarreh-Bonab
10.5120/cae2017652533

Abbas Ali Sharifi and Mohammad Mofarreh-Bonab. Maximum Utility Function Approach for Detection of Primary User Emulation Attack in Cognitive Radio Networks. Communications on Applied Electronics 6(8):17-21, March 2017. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/cae2017652533,
	author = {Abbas Ali Sharifi and Mohammad Mofarreh-Bonab},
	title = {Maximum Utility Function Approach for Detection of Primary User Emulation Attack in Cognitive Radio Networks},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	issue_date = {March 2017},
	volume = {6},
	number = {8},
	month = {Mar},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {2394-4714},
	pages = {17-21},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {http://www.caeaccess.org/archives/volume6/number8/712-2017652533},
	doi = {10.5120/cae2017652533},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

Inherent nature of Cognitive Radio (CR) networks has imposed some serious threats to wireless communications. One of the common threats is Primary User Emulation Attack (PUEA). In PUEA, some malicious users try to imitate primary signal characteristics and defraud CR users to prevent them from accessing the spectrum holes. As a countermeasure against PUEA, we propose Maximum Utility Detection (MUD) approach. A 3-level hypotheses test is considered and maximum utility criterion is applied to choose the hold hypothesis. Simulation results are provided to indicate the superiority of the proposed MUD method against PUEA compared with conventional method.

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Keywords

Cognitive Radio, Spectrum Sensing, Primary User Emulation Attack, Maximum Utility Detection.