Successful Sweep Jamming Rate Determination of MPSK Modulated RCIED Activation Message Signals

  • Aleksandar Lebl IRITEL a.d.
  • Mladen Mileusnić IRITEL a.d.
  • Predrag Petrović IRITEL a.d.
  • Branislav Pavić IRITEL a.d.
  • Verica Marinković-Nedelicki IRITEL a.d.


This paper presents the development of the method for accurate successful jamming rate calculation when MPSK modulated RCIED activation message is jammed using sweep signal. Opposite to classical methods of error modelling where it is taken that only one bit in a symbol may be altered, it is supposed in this paper that any number of bits in a symbol is the subject of eventual modification. The derived formulas are achieved for QPSK, 8PSK and 16PSK modulated signals jamming. The results calculated by these formulas are verified and obtained by our originally developed simulation method. The results of calculation and simulation agree very well and the maximum difference between calculated and simulated successful jamming rate for any of three analyzed jamming methods and any level ratio between activation message signal and jamming signal does not overcome 1.1%. It is proved that successful jamming rate tends to maximum value 0.5 when jamming signal power increases and that only 20% lower successful jamming rate value is obtained for less than 7dB higher jamming signal level than it is the level of RCIED activation signal. These results point out that it is not necessary to apply too high emission power to achieve acceptable jamming effect. As a consequence, jammer practical implementation is easier and its dimensions are smaller.

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