It is I: An Authentication System for a Reconfigurable Radio

dc.contributor.authorAbraham, Aryaen
dc.contributor.committeechairAthanas, Peter M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberTront, Joseph G.en
dc.contributor.committeememberJones, Mark T.en
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:42:45Zen
dc.date.adate2002-08-13en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:42:45Zen
dc.date.issued2002-08-02en
dc.date.rdate2003-08-13en
dc.date.sdate2002-08-05en
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
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.identifier.otheretd-08052002-163757en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08052002-163757/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/34353en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartthesis.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectdifferentiated serviceen
dc.subjectField programmable gate arraysen
dc.subjectbiometricen
dc.subjectauthenticationen
dc.subjectencryptionen
dc.subjectconfigurable computingen
dc.subjectsecurityen
dc.titleIt is I: An Authentication System for a Reconfigurable Radioen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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