Optimising mobile adhoc network covert channel throughput and enhancing attack detection – Background and research directions

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Authors
  1. Brown, J.D.
  2. Mason, P.C.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
This paper proposes a number of refinements and extensions to a current state-ofthe- art mobile ad hoc network (MANET) attack detection technique, and discusses how optimizing the throughput of a previously identified covert channel can lead simultaneously to better network defence and improved covert communications. Concepts from digital communications and information theory are applied to develop a mathematical model of the covert channel and determine its capacity. Techniques are presented to optimize the performance of the covert channel using error-correction coding, maximum likelihood detection, and a thorough understanding of the noise process corrupting the channel. Finally, a number of areas for future research are presented along with guidance on how to proceed with the next steps of a research program.

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Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TM-2011-198 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2011
Number of Pages
58
DSTKIM No
CA036953
CANDIS No
536687
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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