Optimum Power Allocation for Average Power Constrained Jammers in the Presence of Non-Gaussian Noise

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Bayram S., Vanli N. D., Dulek B., Sezer I., Gezici S.

IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, vol.16, no.8, pp.1153-1156, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/lcomm.2012.052112.120098
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1153-1156
  • Keywords: Jammer, randomization, detection, false-alarm, Neyman-Pearson, radar
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


We study the problem of determining the optimum power allocation policy for an average power constrained jammer operating over an arbitrary additive noise channel, where the aim is to minimize the detection probability of an instantaneously and fully adaptive receiver employing the Neyman-Pearson (NP) criterion. We show that the optimum jamming performance can be achieved via power randomization between at most two different power levels. We also provide sufficient conditions for the improvability and nonimprovability of the jamming performance via power randomization in comparison to a fixed power jamming scheme. Numerical examples are presented to illustrate theoretical results.