Wireless Mesh Network Simulator for Studying Cross-Layer Jamming Effects

Provided by: Carnegie Mellon University
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Various wireless mesh network standards have been actively constituted for the last several years. Because of its flexible network architecture, wireless mesh network can provide alternative paths even when some of wireless links are broken by node failures or intended attacks. Among various types of mesh network, the authors focus on the IEEE 802.11s based on the widely used Wi-Fi networks and its resiliency to jamming attack. In this paper, they show jamming effects on wireless mesh network and the performance of the Hybrid Wireless Mesh Protocol (HWMP) defined in IEEE 802.11s and their proposed jamming defense.

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