3rd International ICST Conference on Scalable Information Systems

Research Article

Jamming Detection Mechanisms for Wireless Sensor Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.INFOSCALE2008.3484,
        author={Murat \`{E}akıroğlu and Ahmet Turan \O{}zcerit},
        title={Jamming Detection Mechanisms for Wireless Sensor Networks},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on Scalable Information Systems},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={INFOSCALE},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={WSN DoS attacks MAC Jamming detection},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.INFOSCALE2008.3484}
    }
    
  • Murat Çakıroğlu
    Ahmet Turan Özcerit
    Year: 2010
    Jamming Detection Mechanisms for Wireless Sensor Networks
    INFOSCALE
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.INFOSCALE2008.3484
Murat Çakıroğlu1,*, Ahmet Turan Özcerit1,*
  • 1: Sakarya University, Technical Education Faculty, Electronics/Computer Department
*Contact email: muratc@sakarya.edu.tr, aozcerit@sakarya.edu.tr

Abstract

The Jamming-style Denial of Service (J-DoS) attacks are significant causes of malfunctioning of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). The nodes of WSNs are prone to external disturbances especially when they are used in hostile environments. The attackers mainly operate in the wireless communication medium by following a couple of diverse scenarios. In this paper, we have developed two detection mechanisms used for J-DoS attacks in order to differentiate the legitimate and adversary scenarios. The detection mechanisms designed utilize some network parameters and additional packets to separate and classify normal conditions and adversary ones. Having detected the type of the attacker, appropriate counter measures can be applied.