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dc.contributor.authorVaka, Pradeep Reddyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-09T08:00:23Z
dc.date.available2017-06-09T08:00:23Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-08en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:11120en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/77960
dc.description.abstractThe United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in its recent report and order has prescribed the creation of Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CRBS) in the 3.5 GHz band to enable sharing between wireless broadband devices and incumbent radar systems. This sharing will be enabled by use of geolocation database with supporting infrastructure termed as Spectrum Access System (SAS). Although using SAS for spectrum sharing has many pragmatic advantages, it also raises potentially serious operational security (OPSEC) issues. In this thesis, we explore OPSEC, location privacy in particular, of incumbent radars in the 3.5 GHz band. First, we show that adversarial secondary users can easily infer the locations of incumbent radars by making seemingly innocuous queries to the database. Then, we propose several obfuscation techniques that can be implemented by the SAS for countering such inference attacks. We also investigate obfuscation techniques' efficacy in minimizing spectral efficiency loss while preserving incumbent privacy. Recently, the 3GPP Rel.13 has specified a new standard to provide wide-area connectivity for IoT, termed as Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT). NB-IoT achieves excellent coexistence with legacy mobile standards, and can be deployed in any of the 2G/3G/4G spectrum (450 MHz to 3.5 GHz). Recent industry efforts show deployment of IoT networks in unlicensed spectrum, including shared bands (e.g., 3.5 GHz band). However, operating NB-IoT systems in the 3.5 GHz band can result in significant BLER and coverage loss. In this thesis, we analyse results from extensive experimental studies on the coexistence of NB-IoT and radar systems, and demonstrate the coverage loss of NB-IoT in shared spectrum.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectLocation Privacyen_US
dc.subjectCoexistenceen_US
dc.subjectSpectrum Sharingen_US
dc.subjectNB-IoTen_US
dc.subjectRadar Systemsen_US
dc.titleSecurity and Performance Issues in Spectrum Sharing between Disparate Wireless Networksen_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 Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairPark, Jung-Min Jerryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZeng, Haiboen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberYang, Yalingen_US


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