Broadcast anti-jamming systems

Yvo Desmedt*, Rei Safavi-Naini, Huaxiong Wang, Lynn Batten, Chris Charnes, Josef Pieprzyk

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In a traditional anti-jamming system a transmitter who wants to send a signal to a single receiver spreads the signal power over a wide frequency spectrum with the aim of stopping a jammer from blocking the transmission. In this paper, we consider the case that there are multiple receivers and the transmitter wants to broadcast a message to all receivers such that colluding groups of receivers cannot jam the reception of any other receiver. We propose efficient coding methods that achieve this goal and link this problem to well-known problems in combinatorics. We also link a generalisation of this problem to the Key Distribution Pattern problem studied in combinatorial cryptography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-236
Number of pages14
JournalComputer Networks
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2001
Externally publishedYes


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