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dc.contributor.authorAbraham, Aryaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:42:45Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:42:45Z
dc.date.issued2002-08-02en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08052002-163757en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/34353
dc.description.abstractThe security of a radio system hinges on its ability to effectively authenticate a user. This work proposes a two-factor authentication scheme using a token and a biometric. The users' access rights are determined during authentication and the users are served only those channels of data that they are privileged to receive. The strengths and the weaknesses of the implementation in reconfigurable hardware are identified. The capabilities of the scheme are put into perspective by comparing it to a high-end authentication system and by evaluating the use of standardized APIs and low-end authentication devices. Modifications to the system are suggested to improve the level of security the scheme provides. Finally, a baseline study is carried out to measure the data processing performance of a radio developed in reconfigurable hardware, which uses the proposed authentication scheme.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartthesis.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectdifferentiated serviceen_US
dc.subjectFPGAen_US
dc.subjectbiometricen_US
dc.subjectauthenticationen_US
dc.subjectencryptionen_US
dc.subjectconfigurable computingen_US
dc.subjectsecurityen_US
dc.titleIt is I : An Authentication System for a Reconfigurable Radioen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairAthanas, Peter M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTront, Joseph G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJones, Mark T.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08052002-163757/en_US
dc.date.sdate2002-08-05en_US
dc.date.rdate2003-08-13
dc.date.adate2002-08-13en_US


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