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Mitigation of Periodic Jamming in a Spread Spectrum System by Adaptive Filter Selection

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Executive Summary

Jamming has long been a problem in wireless communication systems. Traditionally, defense techniques have looked to raise the cost of mounting an equally effective jamming attack. One technique to raise the cost of jamming is Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) which spreads data over a wider bandwidth and has built-in error correction. To work around this, attackers have developed intelligent jamming techniques to minimize the cost of mounting attacks on these systems. To lower the cost of attacking a DSSS system, an attacker can use periodic jamming which alternates between an attacking and sleeping state. Previously, a digital filter has been used to mitigate a periodic jamming attack at the center frequency of the attacker.

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