Optimal deployment of wireless small cell base stations with security considerations

Ali Houjeij, Walid Saad, Tamer Bagar

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the problem of placing small cell base stations (SCBSs) in adversarial heterogeneous wireless networks. We consider a continuum of wireless users facing potential eavesdropping and jamming attacks. For each such attack, we first propose a suitable utility function for the wireless users. Then, we propose a novel optimal placement algorithm for finding the optimal locations of the SCBSs given the underlying security considerations. In eavesdropping scenarios, we consider the prospective eavesdroppers to be spread over a given region. The SCBSs are then placed in such a way to minimize the eavesdroppers' effect without having any information about their exact locations. In jamming scenarios, we consider a cost constrained jammer to be present in the network. The SCBSs are then placed in order to minimize the effect of the jammer's signal on the quality of the user's transmission. We simulate the developed algorithm for both types of attacks and for various network configurations. Simulation results show that the proposed solution approach yields significant improvements in the spatial SINR of all users when compared with conventional placement techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages607-612
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479935116
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 9 2015
Event2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014 - Austin, United States
Duration: Dec 8 2014Dec 12 2014

Other

Other2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period12/8/1412/12/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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    Houjeij, A., Saad, W., & Bagar, T. (2015). Optimal deployment of wireless small cell base stations with security considerations. In 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014 (pp. 607-612). [7036874] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2014.7036874