Accession Number : AD1011439

Title :   Topological Analysis of Wireless Networks (TAWN)

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,12 Feb 2015,31 May 2016

Corporate Author : American University Washington United States

Personal Author(s) : Robinson,Michael

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Report Date : 31 May 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The goal of this project was to develop topological methods to detect and localize vulnerabilities of wireless communication networks to jamming and traffic overload. Our analysis used high-dimensional cell complexes to describe broadcast resources. Local protocol, activity, and channel conditions can be associated to such a cell complex using a mathematical object called a sheaf. We leveraged the existing mathematical literature on sheaves that describes how to draw global(network-wide) inferences from them.

Descriptors :   Communications networks , Network topology , wireless communications , wireless networks , denial of service attack , vulnerability , network protocols , jamming , reliability , algorithms , simulation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE