Performance analyses of fast frequency hopping spread spectrum and jamming systems

Abid Yahya, Othman Sidek, Junita Mohamad-Saleh

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As technology becomes increasingly able to meet the requirements, interest in faster, noncoherent, frequency hopping rates to reduce the jamming of communication has heightened. The focus of this paper is on the performance of the fast frequency hopping spread spectrum system operating in the presence of partial band noise jamming. In this paper we consider a communication system that transmits binary data sequence or M frequency shift keying over a channel. With noncoherent detection, the MFSK tones on a given hop must be separated in frequency by an integer multiple of chip rate to provide orthogonality. The worst case partial-band noise jammer chooses fraction (ρ) to maximize the bit error probability (Pb) for a given M and signal to noise ratio. It has been observed from the simulation results that increases with K, illustrating the effectiveness of worst-case jamming (ρwc) against FH/MFSK signals at typical operating points. It may be noted that ρwc decreases as Eb/NJ gets larger.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-119
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Arab Journal of Information Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science


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