Game theoretic anti-jamming dynamic frequency hopping and rate adaptation in wireless systems

Manjesh K. Hanawal, Mohammad J. Abdel-Rahman, Marwan Krunz

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Abstract

Wireless transmissions are inherently broadcast and are vulnerable to jamming attacks. Frequency hopping (FH) and transmission rate adaptation (RA) have been used to mitigate jamming. However, recent works have shown that using either FH or RA (but not both) is inefficient against smart jamming. In this paper, we propose mitigating jamming by jointly optimizing the FH and RA techniques. We consider a power constrained 'reactive-sweep' jammer who aims at degrading the goodput of a wireless link. We model the interaction between the legitimate transmitter and jammer as a zero-sum Markov game, and derive the optimal defense strategy. Numerical investigations show that the new scheme improves the average goodput and provides better jamming resiliency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 12th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages247-254
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783901882630
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 12th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2014 - Hammamet, Tunisia
Duration: May 12 2014May 16 2014

Publication series

Name2014 12th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2014

Other

Other2014 12th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2014
CountryTunisia
CityHammamet
Period5/12/145/16/14

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Keywords

  • Dynamic frequency hopping
  • Markov decision processes
  • Markov games
  • jamming
  • rate adaptation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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Hanawal, M. K., Abdel-Rahman, M. J., & Krunz, M. (2014). Game theoretic anti-jamming dynamic frequency hopping and rate adaptation in wireless systems. In 2014 12th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2014 (pp. 247-254). [6850306] (2014 12th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2014). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/WIOPT.2014.6850306