The idle period distribution for CSMA/CA networks for spectrum sensing applications
Jayabal, Raymond J.
Lau, Chiew Tong
Date of Issue2012
IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (75th : 2012 : Yokohama, Japan)
School of Computer Engineering
The CSMA/CA protocol leaves a idle/busy period signature in its band of operation that can easily be profiled by energy detectors. In this paper, we present a hypothesis on the protocol's idle period distribution and verify its exactness through simulation. This distribution may be useful in spectrum sensing applications where there is a need to fingerprint such networks, or to infer the number of nodes actively participating in the system using simple, protocol-independent circuitry.
DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering::Computing methodologies::Simulation and modeling
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