CSI usage over parallel fading channels under Jamming attacks: A game theory study

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Consider a parallel channel with M independent flat-fading subchannels. There exists a smart jammer which has possession of a copy of perfect channel state information (CSI) measured and sent back by a receiver to its transmitter. Under this model, a class of two-person zero-sum games is investigated where either achievable mutual information rate or Chernoff bound is taken as the underlying pay-off function with the strategy space of each player determined by respective power control and hopping functions. More specifically, we have tackled and answered the following three fundamental questions. The first one is about whether the transmitter and jammer should hop or fully use all degrees of freedom over the entire parallel channels given the full CSI available to both of them, i.e. to hop or not to hop. The second question is about the impact of sending back CSI on system performance considering that the smart jammer can exploit CSI to further enhance its interference effects, i.e. to feedback or not to feedback. The last question is about whether the amount of feedback information can be reduced given the mutual restrictions between transmitter and jammer, i.e. when to feedback and when not to. © 2012 IEEE.

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IEEE Transactions on Communications

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