Impact of high-mobility radio jamming in large-scale wireless sensor networks

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Denial-Of-Service (DOS) attack is recognized as a biggest threat against the operation of large-scale wireless sensor networks (WSN). Especially, high-mobility radio jamming like vehicles carrying radio jamming device can cause a serious damage in performance of WSNs. Because of resource-constraint design of sensor node, it is hard to provide enough protection against high-mobility jamming attack. Therefore, large-scale WSNs are extremely vulnerable to that type of DOS attack. Recognizing the importance of the problem, we conducted a simulation study to investigate the impact of radio jamming on the performance of a large-scale WSN. Based on the simulation results, the moving speed of radio jamming source has the most conspicuous effects on the WSN performance such as packet delivery success ratio and delay. As the speed changes from 8 rn/sec to 1 m/sec, the success ratio drops by up to 10%. On the other hand, the delay increases by up to 55%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEmerging Directions in Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing - EUC 2006 Workshops
Subtitle of host publicationNCUS, SecUbiq, USN, TRUST, ESO, and MSA, Proceedings
EditorsXiaobo Zhou, Oleg Sokolsky, Lu Yan, Lu Yan, Eun-Sun Jung, Zili Shao, Yi Mu, Dong-Chun Lee, Daeyoung Kim, Young-Sik Jeong, Cheng-Zhong Xu
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)3540368507, 9783540368502
StatePublished - 2006
EventEUC 2006: Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing Workshops - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Aug 1 2006Aug 4 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4097 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceEUC 2006: Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing Workshops
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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