Exploring security improvement of wireless networks with directional antennas

Hong Ning DAI*, Dong LI, Raymond Chi Wing WONG

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Abstract

There are a number of studies on using directional antennas in wireless networks. Many of them concentrate on analyzing the theoretical capacity improvement by using directional antennas. Other studies focus on designing proper Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols to improve the practical network throughput. There are few works on the security improvement using directional antennas. In this paper, we explore the benefits of directional antennas in security improvements on both single-hop and multi-hop wireless networks. In particular, we found that using directional antennas in wireless networks can significantly reduce the eavesdropping probabilities of both single-hop transmissions as well as multi-hop transmissions and consequently improve the network security.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 36th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2011
Pages191-194
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event36th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2011 - Bonn, Germany
Duration: 4 Oct 20117 Oct 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN

Conference

Conference36th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2011
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBonn
Period4/10/117/10/11

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