Mengyuan (Mina)  Sun

Mengyuan (Mina) Sun

Scholar Title

MIT EECS | Nutanix Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Collision Resolution for a Network of Ultra-Fast Frequency Hopping Devices





Research Areas
  • Circuits/Signals

Anantha P. Chandrakasan

Rabia Tugce Yazicigil


The use of smart devices in homes and businesses has created several new areas of high risk in security. This SuperUROP project will continue testing several ongoing investigations of a new wireless protocol design called RABBIT, which allows selective jamming security through bit-level frequency hopping while maintaining data rates comparable to Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The first part of the project will develop a systematic method to qualify and quantify security attacks on Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as the time to jam and time to detect. The second part of the project will investigate possible solutions to determine pseudorandom hop frequency sequences for multiple transmitters. The final part of the project involves building a demo system that implements the RABBIT protocol on a custom-designed chip and a field-programmable gate array (FPGA).


I want to participate in SuperUROP to work on an interesting long-term research project in the fields of transmissions and security. My UROP projects, as well as previous work in classes such as Introduction to Algorithms (6.004), Design and Analysis of Algorithms (6.046), and Computer Systems Engineering (6.033) helped me prepare for this. I hope to learn more about the cutting edge in security techniques and the IoT and gain valuable developer skills that will allow me to be more involved in future EECS projects.

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