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Received Power Based Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Jamming Detection and Nodes Classification Using Machine Learning

Waleed Aldosari*

Department of Computer Engineering, College of Computer Engineering and Sciences, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, 11942, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding Author: Waleed Aldosari. Email:

Computers, Materials & Continua 2023, 75(1), 1253-1269.


This paper presents a machine-learning method for detecting jamming UAVs and classifying nodes during jamming attacks on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Jamming is a type of Denial of Service (DoS) attack and intentional interference where a malicious node transmits a high-power signal to increase noise on the receiver side to disrupt the communication channel and reduce performance significantly. To defend and prevent such attacks, the first step is to detect them. The current detection approaches use centralized techniques to detect jamming, where each node collects information and forwards it to the base station. As a result, overhead and communication costs increased. In this work, we present a jamming attack and classify nodes into different categories based on their location to the jammer by employing a single node observer. As a result, we introduced a machine learning model that uses distance ratios and power received as features to detect such attacks. Furthermore, we considered several types of jammers transmitting at different power levels to evaluate the proposed metrics using MATLAB. With a detection accuracy of 99.7% for the k-nearest neighbors (KNN) algorithm and average testing accuracy of 99.9%, the presented solution is capable of efficiently and accurately detecting jamming attacks in wireless sensor networks.


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W. Aldosari, "Received power based unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs) jamming detection and nodes classification using machine learning," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 75, no.1, pp. 1253–1269, 2023.

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