Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
The authors consider the problem of jamming attack in a multiple access channel with training-based transmission. First, they derive upper and lower bounds on the maximum achievable ergodic sum-rate which explicitly shows the impact of jamming during both the training phase and the data transmission phase. Then, from the jammer's design perspective, they analytically find the optimal jamming energy allocation between the two phases that minimizes the derived bounds on the ergodic sum-rate. Numerical results demonstrate that the obtained optimal jamming design reduces the ergodic sum-rate of the legitimate users considerably in comparison to fixed power jamming.