Radio Frequency and Wireless Communications Security

Okechukwu Ugweje, The University of Akron

Introduction

RF Wireless Communication

System Architecture

Radio Spectrum Classification

Radio Wave Characteristics

Forms of Radio Waves

Radio-Frequency-Based Systems

Radio Wave Propagation

Free Space Propagation

Reflection and Refraction

Diffraction

Scattering

Interference

Absorption

Doppler Effect

Path Loss

Shadowing

Multipath Fading

Wireless Communication Techniques

Spread Spectrum

Diversity

Multiple Access

Cellular Communications

Cells and Clusters

Frequency Reuse

Interference

Cell Splitting and Sectoring

Handoff

Elements of Wireless Communication Security

Security Methods and Practices

Wireless Security Risk and Threats

Security of WLAN

Security Methods in Wireless LAN

Security Services for IEEE 802.11 Standards

Security Vulnerability in IEEE 802.11 Standards

Emerging Technologies and Security Standards

Concluding Remarks

Glossary

Cross References

References

INTRODUCTION

Radio-frequency (RF) wireless communication systems have been around for many years with applications ranging from garage-door openers to satellite communication. The technologies cover a broad range of capabilities oriented toward different uses and needs. These technologies have been advancing at an unprecedented rate, and their impact is evident in our daily lives. Less wiring means greater flexibility and efficiency and reduced wiring costs. In many parts of the world, wireless communication is the fastest growing ...

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