Intelligent Secure Networking in In-band Full-duplex Dynamic Access Networks: Spectrum Management and Routing Protocol


Recent developments in self-interference cancellation (SIC) techniques have made in-band full-duplex (IBFD) transmission systems possible. IBFD technology can enhance, or theoretically speaking double, spectrum utilization by allowing simultaneous transmission and reception using the same radio-frequency channel. Integrating the IBFD technology in cognitive radio (CR) systems can further enhance spectrum utilization and provide huge spectrum opportunities for efficient deployment of next-generation multi-hop wireless systems. Routing protocols for typical CR networks (CRNs) assume that CR users are equipped with half-duplex receivers. Limited number of protocols have been designed for FD-based CRNs. However, these protocols do not account for security threats in wireless environment, which could significantly affect system performance. In this paper, we develop a security-aware intelligent routing scheme that aims at mitigating the effects of jamming attacks on IBFD CRNs. This scheme considers the unique characteristics of the CRN environment while being IBFD-aware. Specifically, it considers the primary user’s channel-availability time, channel quality and jamming strategy. For a source-destination pair, our protocol collects a set of loop-free paths. Then, it attempts to assign channels for the hops along each path with the goal of achieving the highest Probability of Success (PoS) of each path. The per-hop channel selection for each path is derived as an optimization problem, for which sub-optimal solutions are found using a polynomial-time approximate method. Based on the computed channel assignment and PoS over each path, the path with the highest PoS between the source and destination is selected. Simulation results show that our secure-aware IBFD-based routing can significantly mitigate the jamming effects on CRN performance by improving the packet-delivery ratio, and consequently network throughput compared with existing FD-based routing protocols.

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Bany Salameh, H., Khader, Z. & Al Ajlouni, A. Intelligent Secure Networking in In-band Full-duplex Dynamic Access Networks: Spectrum Management and Routing Protocol. J Netw Syst Manage 29, 19 (2021).

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  • Spectrum management
  • Secure networking
  • Intelligent routing
  • BLP
  • Dynamic access
  • Jamming threats
  • IoT