Jamming games for power controlled medium access with dynamic traffic

Yalin Evren Sagduyu, Randall A Berry, Anthony Ephremides

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Abstract

Due to the broadcast nature of the wireless medium, wireless networks are highly susceptible to jamming attacks. Such attacks are often studied in a game theoretic framework under the assumption of uninterrupted traffic subject to continuous jamming opportunities. Instead, we analyze the effect of dynamically changing traffic on jamming games for power controlled medium access. Random packet arrivals raise the possibility that the transmitter queues may be empty when jamming attacks start and thus waste the energy of jammers. We consider a non-cooperative game in which transmitters and jammers select their transmission power to balance the transmission cost subject to delay and energy constraints. We show that jammers incur a significant performance loss when they do not have knowledge of transmitter queue states. Dynamic traffic increases the immunity to jamming attacks and gives insights into defense mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2010 - Proceedings
Pages1818-1822
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2010 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2010Jun 18 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2157-8103

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2010
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period6/13/106/18/10

Keywords

  • Delay
  • Energy
  • Jamming
  • Medium access control
  • Non-cooperative game
  • Power control
  • Queue stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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