EDJam: Effective Dynamic Jamming against IEEE 802.15.4-Compliant Wireless Personal Area Networks

Guobin Liu, Jiaqing Luo, Qingjun Xiao, Bin Xiao
2011 2011 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)  
Jamming is one of the most important methods of attack to deprive or reduce the communication service of wireless personal area networks WPANs. Most existing jamming attacks can cause negative interference, but the attack strategies are usually not adjusted against the countermeasures that are currently taken. This paper proposes an effective dynamic jamming attack (EDJam) in an 802.15.4-compliant WPAN. In this attack, a jammer can choose a better strategy to make more damage to the network
more » ... to the network with less cost according to the the change of the network defense strategy. Similarly, a well-protected network can change its defense strategy against the EDJam. This procedure of competition between the EDJam attacker and defending networks is modeled as a Stackelberg game. We prove the existence of a unique Nash Equilibrium point. Based on an equilibrium analysis, we discuss the condition under which a defense strategy will increase the utility of the network and a dynamic retransmission mechanism defense strategy is proposed accordingly. The simulation results show that EDjam can be more cost-efficient than continuous, random and fixed-period jamming.
doi:10.1109/icc.2011.5962527 dblp:conf/icc/LiuLXX11 fatcat:2yba4ovtcfdj3j7a3tqytq7yva