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Whitepaper: Jamming and Sensing of Encrypted Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

by University of ColoradoJan 01, 2008

This paper considers the problem of an attacker distracting an encrypted victim wireless ad hoc network through jamming. Jamming is broken down into layers and this paper focuses on jamming at the Transport/Network layer. Jamming at this layer exploits AODV and TCP protocols and is shown to be very effective in simulated and real networks when it can sense victim packet types, but the encryption is assumed to mask the entire header and contents of the packet so that only packet size, timing, and

Whitepaper: Regions of Interaction: Spaces, Places and the Wi-Fi Plane

by University of ColoradoJan 01, 2008

Wireless connectivity has affected the nature of interactions that happen within its influence and has thereby added a new dimension to the space-place discussion. In addition to the notions of geometric space and experientially-defined place, this paper offers a third region where interaction now occurs, that of the Wi-Fi plane. Furthermore, the paper conceptualizes the Wi-Fi plane as the means by which the physical- and virtual-world constructs of space and place are joined and traversed.

Whitepaper: FireWxNet: A Multi-Tiered Portable Wireless System for Monitoring Weather Conditions in Wildland Fire Environments

by University of ColoradoJan 01, 2008

This paper presents FireWxNet, a multi-tiered portable wireless system for monitoring weather conditions in rugged wildland fire environments. This previously unattainable information allows fire behavior analysts to better predict fire behavior, heightening safety considerations. At the end of system, a multi-hop sensor network is designed and integrated to provide environmental data. The paper also integrates a web-camera to provide visual data. This paper describes a week long full system

Whitepaper: Personal Privacy Assistants for RFID Users

by University of ColoradoJan 01, 2008

Creating a usable system to maintain the right level of privacy is an inherently difficult problem. Personal privacy assistants (PPA) are mobile appliances that help RFID users assess and control privacy risks by supporting awareness of privacy risks and suggesting relevant actions. This paper published by RFID discusses requirements and architecture of personal privacy assistants.

Whitepaper: Harnessing Self-Interest: Mill, Sidgwick, And The Evolution Of The Theory Of Market Failure

by University of ColoradoJan 01, 2008

This paper published by University of Colorado attempts to show exactly how economics transitioned from the fairly non-interventionist approach of the classical tradition to the more interventionist orientation that characterized the early days of neoclassical economics. The argument here is that this was done via two relatively simultaneous changes in the analysis: first, in terms of ""demonstrating"" both a greatly expanded theory of the failure of the system of natural liberty as against the