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Ya Zhang, Lishuang Du and Frank L. Lewis, "Stochastic DoS Attack Allocation Against Collaborative Estimation in Sensor Networks," IEEE/CAA J. Autom. Sinica, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 1225-1234, Sept. 2020. doi: 10.1109/JAS.2020.1003285
Citation: Ya Zhang, Lishuang Du and Frank L. Lewis, "Stochastic DoS Attack Allocation Against Collaborative Estimation in Sensor Networks," IEEE/CAA J. Autom. Sinica, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 1225-1234, Sept. 2020. doi: 10.1109/JAS.2020.1003285

Stochastic DoS Attack Allocation Against Collaborative Estimation in Sensor Networks

doi: 10.1109/JAS.2020.1003285
Funds:  This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation (NNSF) of China (61973082) and Six Talent Peaks Project in Jiangsu Province (XYDXX-005)
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  • In this paper, denial of service (DoS) attack management for destroying the collaborative estimation in sensor networks and minimizing attack energy from the attacker perspective is studied. In the communication channels between sensors and a remote estimator, the attacker chooses some channels to randomly jam DoS attacks to make their packets randomly dropped. A stochastic power allocation approach composed of three steps is proposed. Firstly, the minimum number of channels and the channel set to be attacked are given. Secondly, a necessary condition and a sufficient condition on the packet loss probabilities of the channels in the attack set are provided for general and special systems, respectively. Finally, by converting the original coupling nonlinear programming problem to a linear programming problem, a method of searching attack probabilities and power to minimize the attack energy is proposed. The effectiveness of the proposed scheme is verified by simulation examples.


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    • Stochastic DoS attack allocation in networks with multiple sensors is studied.
    • The minimum number of channels needed to attack and how to select them are given.
    • The attack probabilities and power with minimum energy consumption are proposed.


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