A steganographic approach for covert waveform design

J. Daniel Park, John F. Doherty

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A framework for designing covert sonar waveform and assessment of its steganographic security for sonar applications is presented, based on a model for the underwater ambient acoustic environment the waveform is intended to hide under. Adopting the lessons from the steganography literature, steganographic security is measured not by evaluating performance against potential intercept detectors, but by measuring the Kullback-Leibler divergence between the background model and the model of the background perturbed by the candidate waveform. A modeling method using symbolic time series analysis with phase space representation allows for capturing the time-evolving aspect of the ambient environment on the timescale of sonar applications of interest such as tracking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMILCOM 2016 - 2016 IEEE Military Communications Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509037810
StatePublished - Dec 22 2016
Event35th IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2016 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Nov 1 2016Nov 3 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM


Other35th IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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