Inclusion of Priority Access in a Privacy-preserving ESC-based DSA System

dc.contributor.authorLu, Changen
dc.contributor.committeechairYang, Yalingen
dc.contributor.committeememberMacKenzie, Allen B.en
dc.contributor.committeememberSaad, Waliden
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-22T08:00:24Zen
dc.date.available2018-08-22T08:00:24Zen
dc.date.issued2018-08-21en
dc.description.abstractAccording to the Federal Communications Commission's rules and recommendations set forth for the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service, a three-tiered structure shall govern the newly established shared wireless band. The three tiers are comprised of three different levels of spectrum access; Incumbent Access, Priority Access and General Authorized Access. In accordance and fulfillment with this dynamic spectrum access framework, we present the inclusion of Priority Access tier into a two-tiered privacy-preserving ESC-based dynamic spectrum access system.en
dc.description.abstractgeneralWith the development of wireless communication technologies, the number of wireless communication reliant applications has been increasing. Most of these applications require dedicated spectrum frequencies as communication channels. As such, the radio frequency spectrum, utilized and allocated for these wireless applications, is depleting. This problem can be alleviated by adopting dynamic spectrum access schemes. The current static spectrum allocation scheme assigns designated spectrum frequencies to specific users. This static frequency management approach leads to inefficient frequency utilization as the occupation of frequency channels may vary depending upon time periods. Dynamic spectrum access schemes allow unlicensed users opportunistic access to vacant spectrum spaces. Thus, the adoption of these spectrum sharing schemes will increase the efficiency of spectrum utilization, and slow down the spectrum depletion. However, the design and implementation of these schemes face different challenges. These spectrum sharing systems need to guarantee the privacy of the involved parties while maintaining specific functionalities required and recommended by the Federal Communications Commission. In this thesis, we present the inclusion of a three-tiered frame, approved by the Federal Communications Commission, into a privacy-preserving dynamic spectrum system.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:16850en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/84872en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectDynamic Spectrum Accessen
dc.subjectHomomorphic encryptionen
dc.subjectPrivacy-preservingen
dc.subjectThree-Tiered Frameen
dc.titleInclusion of Priority Access in a Privacy-preserving ESC-based DSA Systemen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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