Underwater sensor networks can be employed in both military and environmental remote coastal monitoring applications, such as enemy targeting and identification, and tsunami prevention. Jamming can be a serious issue in these networks, typically composed by battery-powered nodes, as an attacker can not only disrupt packet delivery, but also reduce the lifetime of energy-constrained nodes. In this work, we consider a malicious jammer with the dual objective of preventing communication and depleting the battery of a targeted underwater sensor node. The jammed node may use packet-level coding as a countermeasure against the attack, so as to increase its chances of correctly delivering its information to the legitimate receiver. We model this scenario as a multistage game, derive the optimal long-term strategies for both sides, and evaluate how the position of the jammer affects the communication of the legitimate network.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the International Conference on Underwater Networks and Systems, WUWNET 2019|
|Publication date||23 Oct 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Oct 2019|
|Event||2019 International Conference on Underwater Networks and Systems, WUWNET 2019 - Atlanta, United States|
Duration: 23 Oct 2019 → 25 Oct 2019
|Conference||2019 International Conference on Underwater Networks and Systems, WUWNET 2019|
|Period||23/10/2019 → 25/10/2019|
|Sponsor||Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)|
|Series||PervasiveHealth: Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was partially supported by the Bundeswehr Technical Center for Ships and Naval Weapons, Maritime Technology and Research (WTD 71), Kiel, Germany.
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