Localizing jammers in wireless networks

Hongbo Liu, Wenyuan Xu, Yingying Chen, Zhenhua Liu

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Abstract

Wireless communication is susceptible to radio and jamming attacks, which prevent the reception of communications. Most existing anti-jamming work does not consider the location information of radio interferers and jammers. However, this information can provide important insights for networks to manage its resource and to defend against radio interference. In this paper, we explore methods to localize radio interferers in wireless networks. We first exploit the feasibility of using two existing range-free localization algorithms, Centroid Localization (CL) and Weighted Centroid Localization (WCL), to localize the position of the jammer. We then develop novel algorithm, Virtual Force Iterative Localization (VFIL), which estimates the location of a jammer iteratively by utilizing the network topology. Our extensive simulation results have demonstrated that VFIL is less sensitive to node densities and can achieve higher accuracy when localizing the jammer's position compared with centroid-based approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication7th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2009
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 28 2009
Event7th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2009 - Galveston, TX, United States
Duration: Mar 9 2009Mar 13 2009

Publication series

Name7th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2009

Other

Other7th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2009
CountryUnited States
CityGalveston, TX
Period3/9/093/13/09

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Wireless networks
Jamming
Radio interference
Communication
Topology

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

Keywords

  • Jamming
  • Localization
  • Radio interference
  • Virtual force

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Liu, H., Xu, W., Chen, Y., & Liu, Z. (2009). Localizing jammers in wireless networks. In 7th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2009 [4912878] (7th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/PERCOM.2009.4912878
Liu, Hongbo ; Xu, Wenyuan ; Chen, Yingying ; Liu, Zhenhua. / Localizing jammers in wireless networks. 7th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2009. 2009. (7th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2009).
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Localizing jammers in wireless networks. / Liu, Hongbo; Xu, Wenyuan; Chen, Yingying; Liu, Zhenhua.

7th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2009. 2009. 4912878 (7th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2009).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Liu H, Xu W, Chen Y, Liu Z. Localizing jammers in wireless networks. In 7th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2009. 2009. 4912878. (7th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/PERCOM.2009.4912878