Jovan Radivojević, Mladen Mileusnić, Aleksandar Lebl, Verica Marinković-Nedelicki

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The main objective of this paper is the analysis of comb jamming as a technique for RCIED activation prevention. Presentation of three strategies for comb signal generation follows after comprehensive survey of various jamming techniques in the introduction. There are two paper original contributions. The first one is quantitative comparison for three signal generation techniques of their emission power in relation to barrage jamming under the condition of equal BER value. The second contribution is determination of exact BER value as a function of emission power in the case of barrage jamming. Until now we have made different analyses and comparisons starting from estimated emission power. The analysis procedure is performed for QPSK modulated RCIED activation signal. Power saving is evident for all three methods of jamming signal generation. It is proved that additional 2.5dB of power saving is achieved by equalization of frequency components level in comb signal. The analysis in this paper shows that comb jamming allows the same effects as barrage jamming, but with lower emission power.


Remote controlled improvised explosive devices jamming, Comb jamming, Emission power, QPSK modulation, Bit error rate

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