Faculty Advisor

Wyglinski, Alexander

Project Center

MIT Lincoln Laboratory-Lexington, Massachusetts


This report presents the design and implementation of an analog wireless channel emulator to examine various denial of service attacks in multiple mobile scenarios. The scenarios emulated in this project involve three node topologies of wireless interferers (Wi-Fi radios), including a software defined radio that transmits one of three denial of service (DoS) waveforms. The testbed was functional and met the original specifications. Results from mobile experiments show a clear distinction in performance among the three DoS waveforms depending on the node topology; a digital waveform using binary phase shift keying (BPSK) is most effective at reducing total network throughput at close range while sweep waveforms exhibit minor throughput reduction from a greater distance.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2012


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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