Impact of Physical Layer Jamming on Wireless Sensor Networks with Shadowing and Multicasting

Nischay Bahl, Ajay K. Sharma, Harsh K. Verma
2012 International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security  
This paper analyzes the impact of a physical layer jamming on the performance of wireless sensor networks by performing exhaustive comparative simulations using multicasting and by employing varying intensity of shadowing (constant and log normal). Comprehensive result analysis reveals that jamming drastically degrades the legitimate traffic throughput in a network, and, the constant shadowing approach is a better fit for a static network, both, under static as well as mobile jammer
more » ... , as compared to the log normal one. An improvement in sink-node packet delivery ratio by 15.02 % and 16.58 % was observed with static and mobile jammer environments respectively, under multicasting and constant shadowing mean of 8.0. Further, average sink-node packet delivery ratio with constant shadowing shows an improvement of 4.15% and 5.94%, using static and mobile jammer environment respectively, in comparison to the values obtained under log normal shadowing based network.
doi:10.5815/ijcnis.2012.07.06 fatcat:xwrri6766naifh2xfjydp235wq