Control-Channel-Hopping Scheme for Mitigating Scrambling Attacks in OFDMA Systems: AJOU

Jaemin JEUNG  Junwoo JUNG  Jaesung LIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E95-B   No.5   pp.1869-1872
Publication Date: 2012/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E95.B.1869
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
control channel hopping,  scrambling attack,  OFDMA,  

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We propose a control-channel-hopping scheme to mitigate scrambling attacks in orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) systems. A scrambling attack can be realized by jamming specific frames after monitoring the control channel or by jamming the control channel itself. This letter details a situation in which the control channel is scattered among OFDMA subcarriers. The scattered control channel has a two-dimensional hopping sequence with a mixed order. Simulation results show that our scheme can prevent a jammer from monitoring the control channel and from attacking the channel itself.