Brief Announcement: Towards Robust Medium Access in Multi-Hop Networks
Coordinating the access to a shared medium is a central challenge in wireless networks. Ideally, a Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol should not only be able to use the wireless medium as effectively as possible, but it should also be robust against attacks. Unfortunately, most of today's MAC protocols can be easily attacked. A particularly critical class of attacks is jamming attacks (i.e., denial-of-service attacks on the broadcast medium). Jamming attacks are typically easy to implement as the attacker does not need any special hardware.