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How to Jam Without Getting Caught: Analysis and Empirical Study of Stealthy Periodic Jamming
IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON) (2013)
  • Bruce DeBruhl, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Patrick Tague, Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract
Despite the widespread commercial use of spread spectrum technology, advanced algorithms and modern hardware capabilities still allows efficient denial-of-service attacks against wireless communication systems using jamming. Much of the recent work on jamming mitigation has focused on how to adjust the transmitter-receiver system once a jamming attack has been detected. However, characterizing the detectability of certain classes of jamming attacks remains a largely unstudied problem. We aim to narrow this gap by analyzing the effect of a class of periodic jamming attacks on the attack detection metrics of packet delivery ratio (PDR) and received signal strength (RSS). We show that a well-designed jamming signal can effectively defeat RSS-based detection while causing a significant and often devastating reduction in PDR, demonstrating that RSS-based detection is insufficient. We further evaluate our claims through implementation of a periodic jammer using a wide range of signal parameters against a transmitter-receiver pair communicating using IEEE 802.15.4, demonstrating the validity of our analytical claims.
Publication Date
June, 2013
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Citation Information
Bruce DeBruhl and Patrick Tague. "How to Jam Without Getting Caught: Analysis and Empirical Study of Stealthy Periodic Jamming" IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON) (2013)
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