An algorithm for jammer localization in wireless sensor networks

Tianzhen Cheng, Ping Li, Sencun Zhu

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Abstract

In wireless sensor networks (WSNs), jamming attacks have become a great concern recently. Finding the location of a jamming device is important so as to take security actions against the jammer and restore the network communication. In this paper, we take a comprehensive study on the jammer localization problem, and propose a simple while effective algorithm called Double Circle Localization (DCL). DCL is based on minimum bounding circle (MBC) and maximum inscribed circle (MIC). We implement and evaluate DCL under different conditions, including different node densities, jammer's transmission powers and antenna orientations, and compare it with three existing jammer localization algorithms through both simulation and experiments. Our evaluation results have demonstrated that, compared with all other approaches, DCL achieves the best accuracy in jammer localization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 26th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2012
Pages724-731
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - May 14 2012
Event26th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2012 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: Mar 26 2012Mar 29 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA
ISSN (Print)1550-445X

Other

Other26th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2012
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period3/26/123/29/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Cheng, T., Li, P., & Zhu, S. (2012). An algorithm for jammer localization in wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings - 26th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2012 (pp. 724-731). [6184941] (Proceedings - International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA). https://doi.org/10.1109/AINA.2012.11