Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Riihonen, Taneli
Organisation Tampere University
Project title Radio Shield against Malign Wireless Communication
Decision No. 315858
Decision date 18.06.2018
Funding period 01.01.2019 - 31.08.2022
Funding 520 964
Project description
The project will establish new full-duplex radio technology for emitting jamming that generates a dome of a protective electromagnetic field around a transceiver. Such a radio shield could be a useful accessory for any common wireless device, including mobile terminals (e.g., smartphones, laptops, etc.), equipment in vehicles (e.g., avionics) as well as network infrastructure (e.g., base stations). The jamming prevents an outsider within the dome from successfully receiving wireless transmissions while the full-duplex transceiver itself cancels the self-interference so that its own reception is unaffected. Malign wireless communications to be blocked in this way could be, for example, somebody remotely controlling a multicopter near an aircraft or above private/restricted area, setting off a bomb, or eavesdropping wireless intranet around office premises. Likewise, a teacher could suppress students' wireless connectivity in class while still preserving his or her own communications.