Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) can be deployed for monitoring secure areas. Each sensor (or “mote”) communicates with nearby motes. A jammer attempts to interrupt this communication by flooding the motes with information, preventing meaningful communication between the motes.
The RET Program
The Research Experience for Teachers is a two-year experience for High School Science, Math and Technology teachers, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Students are asked to write a short essay on the ethical and practical effects of jamming technology such as cell phones. Students also perform a traditional lab on electromagnetic interference patterns with laser pointers and diffraction gratings.
In this experiment, jammed motes are indicated by a blue light.