M-cluster and X-ray: Two methods for multi-jammer localization in wireless sensor networks

Tianzhen Cheng, Ping Li, Sencun Zhu, Don Torrieri

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Jamming is one of the most severe attacks in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). While existing countermeasures mainly focus on designing new communication mechanisms to survive under jamming, a proactive solution is to first localize the jammer(s) and then take necessary actions. Unlike the existing work that focuses on localizing a single jammer in WSNs, this work solves a multi-jammer localization problem, where multiple jammers launch collaborative attacks. We develop two multi-jammer localization algorithms: a multi-cluster localization (M-cluster) algorithm and an X-rayed jammed-area localization (X-ray) algorithm. Our extensive simulation results demonstrate that with one run of the algorithms, both M-cluster and X-ray are efficient in localizing multiple jammers in a wireless sensor network with small errors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-34
Number of pages16
JournalIntegrated Computer-Aided Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Artificial Intelligence


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