On strategic jamming in distributed detection networks

Chen Quan, Baocheng Geng, Pramod K. Varshney

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In this paper, the optimal jamming strategy by an adversary in distributed detection networks is investigated. By utilizing the game-theoretical framework to characterize the interaction between the fusion center (FC) and the jammer as a repeated game, we examine how the behavior of the FC changes with jammer's strategy. Based on simulation results, we find that the 'Evenly distributed' strategy is not always optimal for the jammer. Instead, under certain conditions, the 'Betting on one channel' jamming strategy is the best strategy for the jammer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4760-4764
Number of pages5
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2021 - Virtual, Toronto, Canada
Duration: Jun 6 2021Jun 11 2021


  • Decision making
  • Distributed detection networks
  • Game theory
  • Jamming strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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