Volume 12, Number 5

Jamming Detection based on Doppler Shift Estimation in Vehicular Communications Systems


Javad Afshar Jahanshahi, Universidad Catolica Los Angeles de Chimbote, Peru


Since Doppler shift is one of the most important parameters in wireless propagation, the evaluation of the Doppler shift at the base station (BTS) in vehicular communications improves BTS in many aspects such as channel varying rate, jamming detection, and handover operations. Therefore, in this study, we propose a novel method at a base station based on the received user signal to estimate the channel Doppler shift seen by BTS. Utilizing the inherent information existed in common receivers, a level crossing rate (LCR) based Doppler shift estimation algorithm is developed without any excessive hardware. Moreover, a jamming detection algorithm is improved based on the proposed Doppler shift estimation scheme. The performance of the proposed scheme is evaluated in a Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) network, and comprehensive experimental results have shown superior performance in a wide range of velocities, signal to noise ratios and jammers.


Jamming Detection, Vehicular Communications, Level Crossing Rate, Mobile Communication, TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio)