Term of Award
Master of Science in Applied Engineering (M.S.A.E.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)
Department of Electrical Engineering
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
With the advancement, availability, and the convenience of wireless technologies wireless networks are becoming common practice for households and companies. There is an inherent need to maintain these wireless networks secure because of personal or sensitive material that is transmitted over wireless mediums. Novel antenna designs that reduce the antenna size allow for uses in both the medical and cybersecurity domains. A wireless security zone can be created if directional wide beamwidth antennas are placed in an outward facing manner transmitting noise, then the area inside the outward facing antennas will be secure due to the fact that any intruder would only be able to detect the noise or false data. Continued security improvements can be made by controlling the internal network coverage area with directional antennas and variable use of transmitted power. The results are conclusive with the testing that has been done to ensure a secure wireless network.
Meador, Joseph, "Directional Antenna Miniaturization and Wireless Network Security Improvements" (2016). Electronic Theses & Dissertations. 1441.
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