Noise Tolerant Data Authentication for Wireless Communication

  • Obaid Ur-Rehman
  • Natasa Zivic

Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Obaid Ur-Rehman, Natasa Zivic
    Pages 7-21
  3. Obaid Ur-Rehman, Natasa Zivic
    Pages 23-31
  4. Obaid Ur-Rehman, Natasa Zivic
    Pages 33-37
  5. Obaid Ur-Rehman, Natasa Zivic
    Pages 39-51
  6. Obaid Ur-Rehman, Natasa Zivic
    Pages 53-60
  7. Obaid Ur-Rehman, Natasa Zivic
    Pages 61-70
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 71-73

About this book


This book provides insight into the challenges in providing data authentication over wireless communication channels. The authors posit that established standard authentication mechanisms – for wired devices – are not sufficient to authenticate data, such as voice, images, and video over wireless channels. The authors propose new mechanisms based on the so-called soft authentication algorithms, which tolerate some legitimate modifications in the data that they protect. The authors explain that the goal of these algorithms is that they are tolerant to changes in the content but are still able to identify the forgeries. The authors go on to describe how an additional advantage of the soft authentication algorithms is the ability to identify the locations of the modifications and correct them if possible. The authors show how to achieve this by protecting the data features with the help of error correcting codes. The correction methods are typically based on watermarking, as the authors discuss in the book.

  • Provides a discussion of data (particularly image) authentication methods in the presence of noise experienced in wireless communication;
  • Presents a new class of soft authentication methods, instead of the standard hard authentication methods, used to tolerate minor changes in image data;
  • Features authentication methods based on the usage of authentication tags as well as digital watermarks.


Soft Authentication Image Authentication Noise Tolerant Authentication Content Based Image Authentication Feature Extraction Wireless Channels Wireless Communications Systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Obaid Ur-Rehman
    • 1
  • Natasa Zivic
    • 2
  1. 1.Data Communications SystemsUniversity of SiegenSiegenGermany
  2. 2.Data Communications SystemsUniversity of SiegenSiegenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78941-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78942-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4862
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-4870
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