JR-SND: Jamming-resilient secure neighbor discovery in mobile Ad Hoc networks

Rui Zhang, Yanchao Zhang, Xiaoxia Huang

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Abstract

Secure neighbor discovery is fundamental to mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) deployed in hostile environments and refers to the process in which two neighboring nodes exchange messages to discover and authenticate each other. It is vulnerable to the jamming attack in which the adversary intentionally sends radio signals to prevent neighboring nodes from exchanging messages. Anti-jamming communications often rely on spread-spectrum techniques which depend on a spreading code common to the communicating parties but unknown to the jammer. The spread code is, however, impossible to establish before the communicating parties successfully discover each other. While several elegant approaches have been recently proposed to break this circular dependency, the unique features of neighbor discovery in MANETs make them not directly applicable. In this paper, we propose JR-SND, a jammingresilient secure neighbor discovery scheme for MANETs based on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum and random spread-code pre-distribution. JR-SND enables neighboring nodes to securely discover each other with overwhelming probability despite the presence of omnipresent jammers. Detailed theoretical and simulation results confirm the efficacy and efficiency of JRSND.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 31st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2011
Pages529-538
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 25 2011
Event31st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2011 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2011Jul 24 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems

Other

Other31st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period6/20/117/24/11

Keywords

  • Jamming
  • MANET
  • Secure neighbor discovery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Zhang, R., Zhang, Y., & Huang, X. (2011). JR-SND: Jamming-resilient secure neighbor discovery in mobile Ad Hoc networks. In Proceedings - 31st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2011 (pp. 529-538). [5961707] (Proceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDCS.2011.53