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MIMO Techniques for Jamming Threat Suppression in Vehicular Networks

Kosmanos, Dimitrios; Prodromou, Nikolas; Argyriou, Antonios; Maglaras, Leandros A.; Janicke, Helge


Dimitrios Kosmanos

Nikolas Prodromou

Antonios Argyriou

Helge Janicke


Vehicular ad hoc networks have emerged as a promising field of research and development, since they will be able to accommodate a variety of applications, ranging from infotainment to traffic management and road safety. A specific security-related concern that vehicular ad hoc networks face is how to keep communication alive in the presence of radio frequency jamming, especially during emergency situations. Multiple Input Multiple Output techniques are proven to be able to improve some crucial parameters of vehicular communications such as communication range and throughput. In this article, we investigate how Multiple Input Multiple Output techniques can be used in vehicular ad hoc networks as active defense mechanisms in order to avoid jamming threats. For this reason, a variation of spatial multiplexing is proposed, namely, vSP4, which achieves not only high throughput but also a stable diversity gain upon the interference of a malicious jammer.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 9, 2016
Online Publication Date Oct 27, 2016
Publication Date Oct 27, 2016
Deposit Date Dec 13, 2022
Publicly Available Date Dec 13, 2022
Journal Mobile Information Systems
Print ISSN 1574-017X
Electronic ISSN 1875-905X
Publisher Hindawi
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2016
Article Number 8141204
Keywords Computer Networks and Communications, Computer Science Applications
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