Threat analysis of GNU software radio

Raquel L. Hill, Suvda Myagmar, Roy Campbell

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review


Software defined radio (SDR) technology implements some of the functional modules of a radio system in software enabling highly flexible handsets. SDR devices may be reconfigured dynamically via the download of new software modules. Malicious or malfunctioning downloaded software present serious security risks to SDR devices and networks in which they operate. In this paper, we analyze threats pertaining to the secure execution of downloaded software. We base our analysis on the open-source implementation of GNU Software Radio. We propose mechanisms to provide the secure execution of software modules that implement radio functionality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2005
EventProceedings - 6th World Wireless Congress, WWC - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: May 25 2005May 27 2005


OtherProceedings - 6th World Wireless Congress, WWC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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