Ad Hoc Networks. First International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2009, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, September 22-25, 2009. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Distributed Channel Selection for Ad-Hoc Networks in the Presence of Jamming Sources

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11723-7_45,
        author={Jorge Barrera and Alfredo Garcia},
        title={Distributed Channel Selection for Ad-Hoc Networks in the Presence of Jamming Sources},
        proceedings={Ad Hoc Networks. First International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2009, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, September 22-25, 2009. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ADHOCNETS},
        year={2012},
        month={7},
        keywords={Ad-hoc networks network recovery channel selection},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11723-7_45}
    }
    
  • Jorge Barrera
    Alfredo Garcia
    Year: 2012
    Distributed Channel Selection for Ad-Hoc Networks in the Presence of Jamming Sources
    ADHOCNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11723-7_45
Jorge Barrera1,*, Alfredo Garcia1,*
  • 1: University of Virginia
*Contact email: jib4h@virginia.edu, ag7s@virginia.edu

Abstract

We introduce a distributed scheme for the joint selection of a control (default) channel in an ad-hoc network, which could be subject to jamming and/or significant interference. The presented scheme enables nodes to independently agree on the appropriate channel for exchanging control packets required for networking protocols. If jamming is considered, the network can no longer rely on a predefined default channel. However, developing distributed protocols for adaptive default channel selection remains a difficult challenge as the restriction to local information exchange is in conflict with the need to coordinate on a channel. In our protocol, each node alternates between a channel probing-and-selection state and a normal operation state. This protocol endows the network with the ability to self-reconfigure once jamming is detected. Experimental results indicate that the proposed scheme induce stable channel selections that result in satisfactory network connectivity and fast recovery.