A Jamming-Resistant MAC Protocol for Multi-Hop Wireless Networks

  • Andrea Richa
  • Christian Scheideler
  • Stefan Schmid
  • Jin Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6343)


This paper presents a simple local medium access control protocol, called Jade, for multi-hop wireless networks with a single channel that is provably robust against adaptive adversarial jamming. The wireless network is modeled as a unit disk graph on a set of nodes distributed arbitrarily in the plane. In addition to these nodes, there are adversarial jammers that know the protocol and its entire history and that are allowed to jam the wireless channel at any node for an arbitrary (1 − ε)-fraction of the time steps, where 0 < ε< 1 is an arbitrary constant. We assume that the nodes cannot distinguish between jammed transmissions and collisions of regular messages. Nevertheless, we show that Jade achieves an asymptotically optimal throughput if there is a sufficiently dense distribution of nodes.


Wireless Sensor Network Medium Access Control Transmission Range Medium Access Control Protocol Medium Access Control Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Richa
    • 1
  • Christian Scheideler
    • 2
  • Stefan Schmid
    • 3
  • Jin Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science and Engineering, SCIDSEArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany
  3. 3.Deutsche Telekom LaboratoriesTU BerlinBerlinGermany

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