Intentional Electromagnetic Interference through saturation of the RF Front End

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    There is an increasing use of wireless applications in today’s society. A big disadvantage of wireless communication is the high vulnerability to denial-of service (DoS) attacks. Intentional electromagnetic interference can saturate, and thereby block and desensitize, the wireless receiver. This mechanism of causing a DoS is different from well-studied jamming attacks. It is important to determine and quantify saturation levels of a receiver. The saturation is quantified by the 1-dB compression point, P1-dB. An experimental method is presented that can determine P1-dB over a wide frequency band in a fast and accurate way. Results show the need for a high quality front door filter to be robust against out-of-band interference.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication2015 Asia-pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (APEMC)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-6668-4
    Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2015
    Event2015 Asia-pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, APEMC 2015 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
    Duration: 25 May 201529 May 2015

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    PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society


    Conference2015 Asia-pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, APEMC 2015
    Abbreviated titleAPEMC
    CountryTaiwan, Province of China


    • EWI-26022
    • IR-96783
    • METIS-312611

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