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通信与信息网络学报  2016 Issue (4)    DOI: 10.11959/j.issn.2096-1081.2016.055
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Securing acoustics-based short-range communication systems: an overview
Si CHEN1(),Zhan QIN2(),Guoliang XING3(),Kui REN2()
1 West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester PA 19383, USA
2 State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo NY 14260, USA
3 Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824, USA
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Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have continued to grow in recent years.Nowadays, people rely on these ubiquitous smart devices and carry them everywhere in their daily lives.Acoustic signal, as a simple and prevalent transmitting vector for end-to-end communication, shows unique characteristics comparing with another popular communication method, i.e., optical signal, especially on the applications performed over smart devices.Acoustic signal does not require lineof-sight when transmission, the computational power of most smart devices are sufficient to modulate/demodulate acoustic signal using software acoustic modem only, which can be easily deployed on current off-the-shelf smart devices.Therefore, many acoustics-based short range communication systems have been developed and are used in sensitive applications such as building access control and mobile payment system.However, past work shows that an acoustic eavesdropper snooping on the communication between a transmitter and its legitimate receiver can easily break their communication protocol and decode the transmitted information.To solve this problem, many solutions have been proposed to protect the acoustic signal against eavesdroppers.In this overview, we explore the designs of existing solutions, the corresponding implementations, and their methodologies to protect acoustic signal communication.For each dependable and secure acoustics-based short range communication system, we present the major technical hurdles to be overcome, the state-of-the-art, and also offer a vision of the future research issues on this promising technology.

Key wordsacoustic    eavesdropper    short-range communication    ICA    BSS    randomize channel    motion source    usability
出版日期: 2017-04-05
Figure1   System model for acoustics-based short-range communication system.
Figure2   System workflow for PriWhisper
Figure3   Model of BSS system
Figure4   Acoustic self-Jamming communication Architecture
Figure5   System workflow for PriWhisper
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