Specific Emitter Identification Techniques for the Internet of Things

Kejin Sa, Dapeng Lang, Chenggang Wang, Yu Bai
2019 IEEE Access  
Specific Emitter Identification (SEI) detects the individual emitter according its varied signal characteristics. The method operates in the physical layer of the internet and can effectively improve the security of the Internet of Things (IoT). Generally, SEI identifies the uniqueness of the transmitting platform by using the unintentional modulation information of the emitter such as radar, which has "fingerprint" characteristics. Existing SEI methods are based on hand-crafted features to
more » ... inguish different emitters. In this paper, traditional feature extraction methods are studied and a new recognition method is proposed. To determine the effectiveness of the method, the output signals of eight amplifiers are collected as the research object. The power spectrum characteristics and adjacent channel power ratio (ACPR) of the signal are then extracted and eight amplifiers are distinguished. Finally, the quadrature-phase signals are converted into pictures, and convolutional neural networks are used to automatically extract features for classification and recognition. The results show that the recognition rate of converting signals into pictures can reach 95%, when SNR is 20dB. INDEX TERMS Specific emitter identification, IoT, power amplifier.
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2962626 fatcat:gbaar3z5vngsnkktig2t57g3ya