Implementation of Selective Packet Destruction on Wireless Open-Access Research Platform

S. Hughes*, B. Zhou, R. Woods, A. Marshall

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Interesting wireless networking scenarios exist wherein network services must be guaranteed in a dynamic fashion for some priority users. For example, in disaster recovery, members need to be able to quickly block other users in order to gain sole use of the radio channel. As it is not always feasible to physically switch off other users, we propose a new approach, termed selective packet destruction (SPD) to ensure service for priority users. A testbed for SPD has been created, based on the Rice University Wireless open-Access Research Platform and been used to examine the feasibility of our approach. Results from the testbed are presented to demonstrate the feasibility of SPD and show how a balance between performance and acknowledgement destruction rate can be achieved. A 90% reduction in TCP & UDP traffic is achieved for a 75% MAC ACK destruction rate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
EditorsMB Matthews
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 06 Nov 2013
Event47th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers - Pacific Grove, United States
Duration: 03 Nov 201306 Nov 2013

Publication series

NameConference Record of the Asilomar Conference on Signals Systems and Computers
ISSN (Print)1058-6393


Conference47th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
CountryUnited States
CityPacific Grove


  • Network Security
  • Implementation
  • Denial of Service
  • Network Management

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