Exploring Impacts of Random Proactive Jamming Attack in Wireless Sensor Network
Wireless Sensor networks are one of the most extensively used technologies in our day to day lives; they can provide communication without needing a fixed infrastructure, which makes them suitable for communication in disaster areas or when quick deployment is needed. However, this kinds of network technology uses the wireless medium for communication. It is vulnerable to malicious attacks. One of the most frequently used attacks is a random jamming attacks which is Denial of Service attack. Random Jamming attacks disturb the communication between Sink and legitimate nodes. In rough environments where there is constant traffic, Random jamming attack can cause serious problems. Because of this, a study of random jamming attacks and how to prevent them is necessary. In this research the random jamming attacks were simulated using Riverbed Modeler software, in order to provide a better understanding of effects of random jamming attacks. This study will be helpful for future research and development of a practical, effective way to avoid random jamming attacks. The objectives of this thesis were to simulate and analysis wireless sensor network (ZigBee) under random jamming attacks; launch different kinds of (fixed, mobile) random jamming attacks in order to test how much influence on performance of wireless sensor network. Riverbed Modeler Based simulation which have five scenarios were created and the simulation was run and the results were collected, which shows that the throughput of the wireless sensor network decrease and increase the delay ,data drop when the network is affected by the random Jammers. Finally, thesis describe the open issues in this field, such as adding more than one random jammer and sink in wireless sensor network.
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