Project Title:

NSF Logo "Collaborative Research:II-NEW: RUI: ROAR - A Research Infrastructure for Real-time Opportunistic Spectrum Access in Cloud based Cognitive Radio Networks,” CNS 1405670 (PI: Danda B. Rawat), CNS 1658972 (PI: Danda B. Rawat) and CNS 1405681 (Site-PI: Sachin Shetty @TSU/ODU) (August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2018).

Project Summary

This project focuses on the development of ROAR: A Real-time Opportunistic spectrum Access in cognitive Radio networks testbed. This project will setup a cloud-based cognitive network for real-time opportunistic spectrum access across diverse RF bands (e.g., 10 Hz – 13 GHz) including cellular, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.15.4, DSRC/WAVE and Bluetooth networks. This project impacts the implementation, evaluation and development of future wireless systems. This project also enables experimental investigations in a number of other research projects, including secure dynamic spectrum access design, cognitive radio enabled opportunistic spectrum access in highly mobile vehicular networks, primary user security emulation, energy management techniques for mobile devices, cross-layer based protocol design, security for cyber-physical system design, interference mitigation techniques and wireless resource management schemes. The information gained from ROAR will provide a platform to assess maturity of the technology and identify areas that need further research for real-time opportunistic dynamic spectrum access in a heterogeneous cognitive network environment, and will support enhancement of our national wireless infrastructure and capacity. ROAR will have a broad societal impact as wireless networks touch every aspect of our society. Project-based learning will be incorporated in related undergraduate and graduate courses to integrate research and education.

Project summary at NSF.gov CNS 1405670, CNS 1658972 and CNS 1405681

Principle Investigators

Students

  • Mr. Abdulhamid Adebayo, PhD Student
    EECS, Howard University

  • Mr. Ronald Doku, PhD Student
    EECS, Howard University

  • Mr. E. Olumide Malomo, PhD Student
    EECS, Howard University

  • Ms. Dema Saad Alorini, PhD Student
    EECS, Howard University

  • Ms. Reham Alsabet, MS Student
    EECS, Howard University

  • Mr. Nimish Shamra, MS Student
    ECE, Georgi Southern University

  • Ms. Swetha Reddy, MS Student
    ECE, Georgi Southern University

  • Mr. Robin Grodi, MS Student
    ECE, Georgi Southern University

  • Mr. Tanjil Amin, MS Student
    ECE, Georgi Southern University

  • Mr. Kamrul Hasan, PhD Student
    ECE, Tennessee State University

  • Mr. Ali Aldarraji, PhD Student
    ECE, Tennessee State University

  • Mr. Taiwo Oyedare, PhD Student
    ECE, Tennessee State University

  • Ms. Williams, Lucretia, Underraduate Student
    EECS, Howard University

  • Mr. Bo Gao, Underraduate Student
    EECS, Howard University

  • Mr. Abiola Oke, Underraduate Student
    EECS, Howard University

  • Mr. Sean Grant, Jr., Underraduate Student
    EECS, Howard University

  • Mr. Kolby Lacy, Underraduate Student
    EECS, Howard University

  • Mr. Sumit Dhungel, Underraduate Student
    EECS, Howard University

  • Mr. Sushan Bhattarai, Underraduate Student
    EECS, Howard University

  • Mr. Swapnil Tamrakar, Underraduate Student
    EECS, Howard University

  • Mr. Isaac Cushman, Underraduate Student
    ECE, Georgi Southern University

  • Mr. S. Nickolas Holcomb, Underraduate Student
    ECE, Georgi Southern University

  • Mr. Cornelis Johan Reister, Underraduate Student
    ECE, Georgi Southern University

  • Mr. Jarvis Dotson, Underraduate Student
    ECE, Georgi Southern University

  • Dan Fishler, Undergrad Student
    ECE, Tennessee State University

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NSF Grant is Acknowledged

  • Danda B. Rawat, R. Alsabet, C. Bajracharya and M. Song, "On the Performance of Cognitive Internet-of-Vehicles with Unlicensed User-Mobility and Licensed User-Activity," Elsevier Journal of Computer Networks, Volume 137, 4 June 2018, Pages 98-106.

  • Danda B. Rawat, C. Bajracharya, S. Grant Jr., "nROAR: Near Real-time Opportunistic Spectrum Access and Management in Cloud-based Database-driven Cognitive Radio Networks," IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM), Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 745 - 755, 2017.

  • Danda B. Rawat, T. White, M. S. Parwez, C. Bajracharya and M. Song, "Evaluating Secrecy Outage of Physical Layer Security in Large-Scale MIMO Wireless Communications for Cyber-Physical Systems," IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Vol. 4, No. 6, pp. 1987 - 1993, 2017.

  • Danda B. Rawat and Swetha Reddy, "Software Defined Networking Architecture, Security and Energy Efficiency: A Survey," IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 325 -346, 2017.

  • M. S. Parwez, Danda B. Rawat and M. Garuba, "Big Data Analytics for User Activity Analysis and User Anomaly Detection in Mobile Wireless Network," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 1 - 8, June 2017.

  • S. H. Ahmed, S. H. Bouk, D. Kim, Danda B. Rawat and H. Song, "Named Data Networking for Software Defined Vehicular Networks," IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. x, No. x, pp. 1 - 7, Aug. 2017.

  • Sean Grant Jr.*, Abdulhamid Adebayo, Danda B. Rawat, Moses Garuba and Rajni Goel, "Location-based Lightweight Security Scheme for Wireless Communications in ROAR Architecture," Proc. of IEEE SmartCloud 2017, November 3 -5, 2017, New York, USA.

  • Danda B. Rawat, M. Garuba, L. Chen and Q. Yang, "On the Security of Information Dissemination in the Internet-of-Vehicles," " Tsinghua Science and Technology Journal, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 437–445, August 2017.

  • Danda B. Rawat, “Evaluating Performance of Cognitive Radio Users in MIMO-OFDM based Wireless Networks,” IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, Vol. 5, No. 5, October 2016.

  • O. Malomo, Danda B. Rawat and M. Garuba, "A Federated Cloud Computing Framework for Adaptive Cyber Defense and Distributed Computing," Proc. of the IEEE INFOCOM-2017 MobiSec, Atlanta, GA, USA, 1-4 May 2016.

  • Danda B. Rawat and Bhed B. Bista, "On the Performance Enhancement of Vehicular Ad hoc Network for Transportation Cyber Physical Systems," Proc of the IEEE WCNC 2017 Workshop - First Workshop on Machine-to-Machine Communications and the Internet of Things, 19-22 March 2017, San Francisco, CA.

  • Danda B. Rawat, Bhed B. Bista and Gongjun Yan, "Securing Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks from Data Falsification Attacks," Proc. of the IEEE TENCON 2016, 22 - 25 November 2016, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

  • Danda B. Rawat, "Analyzing Energy Efficient Physical Layer Security in Large-Scale MIMO Enabled Cognitive Radio Networks with QoS Requirements," Proc. of the 2016 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS 2016) Workshop and presented at the Second International Workshop on Cognitive Radio and Electromagnetic Spectrum Security (CRESS 2016), 17-19 October 2016, Philadelphia, PA USA.

  • Danda B. Rawat (2016). ROAR: An Architecture for Real-time Opportunistic Spectrum Access in Cloud-assisted Cognitive Radio Networks. Proc. of The 13th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (IEEE CCNC 2016), January 2016, Las Vegas, USA.

  • Kamrul Hasan, Sachin Shetty, and Taiwo Oyedare, “ Cross Layer Attacks on GSM Mobile Networks Using Software Defined Radios”, 14th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC 2017), January, 2017, Las Vegas, USA.

  • C. Dang, L. Jiménez-Rodríguez, N. H. Tran, Sachin Shetty, S. Sastry "" On Secrecy Rate and Optimal Power Allocation of the Full-Duplex Amplify-and-Forward Relay Wire-Tap Channel ", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 66, no. 5, pp. 3887-3899, May 2017.

  • I. Cushman, A. Younis, Danda B. Rawat and . Chen, "Adaptive Threshold-based RF Spectrum Scanning Through Joint Energy and Bandwidth Detection with USRPs in Cognitive Sensor Networks for ROAR Architecture," Proc. of The 2016 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2016) Workshop, Kauai, Hawaii, USA, February 15-18, 2016.

  • I. Cushman, A. Younis and Danda B. Rawat, "Experimental Study of Dynamic Spectrum Access for Opportunistic Mobile Communications using USRP Devices," Proc. of 2016 IEEE Radio Wireless Week (IEEE RWW 2016), 24 - 27 January 2016, Austin, TX, USA.

  • C. Bajracharya and Danda B. Rawat, "Opportunistic Spectrum Access Enabled Heterogeneous Wireless Networking for Smart Grid," Proc. of The 13th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (IEEE CCNC 2016), 9-12 January 2016, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

  • Danda B. Rawat, "ROAR: An Architecture for Real-time Opportunistic Spectrum Access in Cloud-assisted Cognitive Radio Networks," Proc. of The 13th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (IEEE CCNC 2016), 9-12 January 2016, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

  • Md. Monzurul Alam, Sudeep Bhattarai, Liang Hong and Sachin Shetty, " Robust Cooperative Beamforming against Steering Vector Uncertainty in Cognitive Radio Networks", Proc. of The 13th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (IEEE CCNC 2016), 9-12 January 2016, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

  • Danda B. Rawat and C. Bajracharya, "Channel and Power Adaptation for Cognitive Radios in Multiuser OFDM Systems," Proc. of 2016 IEEE Radio Wireless Week (IEEE RWW 2016), 24 - 27 January 2016, Austin, TX, USA.

  • B. B. Bista and Danda B. Rawat, "A Robust Energy Efficient Epidemic Routing Protocol for Delay Tolerant Networks," Proc. of The 2015 IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom 2015), Sydney, Australia, December 11-13, 2015.

  • R. Grodi and Danda B. Rawat, "UAV-assisted Broadband Network for Emergency and Public Safety Communications", Proc. of IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP 2015), December 14-16, 2015, Orlando, Florida, USA.

  • Tanjil Amin, Danda B Rawat and Min Song, "Performance Analysis of Secondary Users in the Presence of Attackers in Cognitive Radio Networks," Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM-2015, San Diego, CA, USA, Dec. 6 - 10, 2015.

  • S. Reddy, I. Cushman, D. Rawat, and M. Song, “Securing Real-time Opportunistic Spectrum Access in Cognitive Networks Against Malicious Secondary Users,” to appear in Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Forensics in Wireless Mobile Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks, San Diego, CA, USA, Dec. 6 - 10, 2015.

  • R. K. Sharma and Danda B. Rawat, "Advances on Security Threats and Countermeasures, for Cognitive Radio Networks: A Survey," IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2015.

  • Danda B. Rawat, S. Shetty and C. Xin, “Stackelberg Game based Dynamic Spectrum Access in Heterogeneous Wireless Systems,” IEEE Systems Journal, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2016.

  • Danda B. Rawat, Tanjil Amin and Min Song, "The Impact of Secondary User Mobility and Primary User Activity on Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Vehicular Networks," IEEE INFOCOM'15 - SmartCity, Hong Kong, April 27-30, 2015.

  • Danda B. Rawat, Min Song, and Sachin Shetty, "Dynamic Spectrum Access for Wireless Networks," ISBN 978-3-319-15298-1 Springer Verlag, 2015.

  • Danda B. Rawat, S. Reddy, N. Sharma, B. Bista and S. Shetty, "Cloud-assisted GPS-driven Dynamic Spectrum Access in Cognitive Radio Vehicular Networks for Transportation Cyber Physical Systems," Proc. of the 2015 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC 2015), New Orleans, LA USA, on 9 – 12 March 2015.

  • Danda B. Rawat and Min Song, "Securing Space Communication Systems Against Reactive Cognitive Jammer," Proc. of the 2015 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC 2015), New Orleans, LA USA, on 9 – 12 March 2015.

  • N. Sharma, Danda B. Rawat, B B. Bista and S. Shetty, "A Testbed Using USRP™ and LabView® for Dynamic Spectrum Access in Cognitive Radio Networks," Proc. of the 29th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (IEEE AINA-2015), Gwangju, Korea, March 24-27, 2015 (acceptance ratio = 29%)

  • Danda B. Rawat, R. Grodi, and C. Bajracharya, "Enhancing Connectivity for Communication and Control in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Networks," Proc. of 2015 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (IEEE RWS 2015), 25 - 28 January 2015, San Diego, California, USA.

  • Cuong Dang, Leonardo Jiimenez Rodriguez, Nghi Tran, Sachin Shetty, and Shivakumar Sastry, "Secrecy Capacity of the Full-Duplex AF Relay Wire-Tap Channel under Residual Self-Interference," IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), March 2015, New Orleans

  • D. A. Le, N. H. Tran, Sachin Shetty, and Shivakumar Sastry, "Achievable Rate and Outage Probability of Cognitive Radio with Finite-Alphabet Inputs Under Imperfect Spectrum Sensing," in Proc. IEEE Veh. Tech. Conf. (VTC), Glasgow, Scotland, May 2015.

  • L. J. Rodriguez, N. H. Tran, T. Q. Duong, T. Le-Ngoc, M. Elkashlan, and Sachin Shetty, "Physical Layer Security in Wireless Cooperative Relay Networks: State-Of-The-Art and Beyond," IEEE Communications Magazine, 2015

  • A. D. Le, S. P. Herath, N. H. Tran, T. Q. Duong and Sachin Shetty, "Achievable rates and outage probability of cognitive radio with dynamic frequency hopping under imperfect spectrum sensing", IET Communications, vol. 9, no. 17, pp. 2160-2167, 2015

  • Sachin Shetty and Danda Rawat, , "ROAR- Real-time Opportunistic Spectrum Access in Cloud based Cognitive Radio Networks," NSF Cloud Workshop, Dec 2014, Washington D.C.

  • Md. Monzurul Alam, Sudeep Bhattarai, Liang Hong and Sachin Shetty, " Robust Transmit Beamforming against Steering Vector Uncertainty in Cognitive Radio Networks", 2014 IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Green Cognitive Communications and Computing Networks, April 27, 2014, Toronto, Canada.

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