By Topic

Position-Based Jamming for Enhanced Wireless Secrecy

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
João P. Vilela ; Instituto de Telecomunicações, Campus da FEUP¿Sala I225, Porto, Portugal ; Pedro C. Pinto ; João Barros

Signal interference and packet collisions are typically viewed as negative factors that hinder wireless communication networks. When security is the primary concern, signal interference may actually be very helpful. Starting with a stochastic network model, we are able to show that packet collisions caused by jamming nodes can indeed be used effectively to attain new levels of secrecy in multiterminal wireless environments. To this effect, we propose a practical jamming protocol that uses the well-known request-to-send/clear-to-send (RTS/CTS) handshake of the IEEE 802.11 standard as a signaling scheme. Various jammer selection strategies are investigated depending on the position of source, destination, and jamming nodes. The goal is to cause as much interference as possible to eavesdroppers that are located in unknown positions, while limiting the interference observed by the legitimate receiver. To evaluate the performance of each strategy, we introduce and compute a measure for the secure throughput. Our results show that jamming can increase the levels of secrecy significantly albeit at a substantial cost in terms of energy efficiency.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 3 )