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A new predictive approach for the MAC layer misbehavior in IEEE 802.11 networks

Mohammed-Alamine El Houssaini (ESEF, Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco)
Abdellah Nabou (LISI Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco)
Abdelali Hadir (ENCG, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco, and)
Souad El Houssaini (Faculty of Sciences, Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco)
Jamal El Kafi (Faculty of Sciences, Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco)

International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications

ISSN: 1742-7371

Article publication date: 3 July 2023

Issue publication date: 20 March 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

Ad hoc mobile networks are commonplace in every aspect of our everyday life. They become essential in many industries and have uses in logistics, science and the military. However, because they operate mostly in open spaces, they are exposed to a variety of dangers. The purpose of this study is to introduce a novel method for detecting the MAC layer misbehavior.

Design/methodology/approach

The proposed novel approach is based on exponential smoothing for throughput prediction to address this MAC layer misbehavior. The real and expected throughput are processed using an exponential smoothing algorithm to identify this attack, and if these metrics exhibit a trending pattern, an alarm is then sent.

Findings

The effect of the IEEE 802.11 MAC layer misbehavior on throughput was examined using the NS-2 network simulator, as well as the approval of our novel strategy. The authors have found that a smoothing factor value that is near to 0 provides a very accurate throughput forecast that takes into consideration the recent history of the updated values of the real value. As for the smoothing factor values that are near to 1, they are used to identify MAC layer misbehavior.

Originality/value

According to the authors’ modest knowledge, this new scheme has not been proposed in the state of the art for the detection of greedy behavior in mobile ad hoc networks.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to express their sincere thanks to the editor-in-chief, the associate editor and the reviewers for their invaluable time and constructive comments.

Citation

El Houssaini, M.-A., Nabou, A., Hadir, A., El Houssaini, S. and El Kafi, J. (2024), "A new predictive approach for the MAC layer misbehavior in IEEE 802.11 networks", International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications, Vol. 20 No. 2, pp. 240-261. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPCC-08-2022-0303

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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