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A routing path construction method for key dissemination messages in sensor networks.

Moon SY, Cho TH - ScientificWorldJournal (2014)

Bottom Line: Authentication is an important security mechanism for detecting forged messages in a sensor network.Each cluster head (CH) in dynamic key distribution schemes forwards a key dissemination message that contains encrypted authentication keys within its cluster to next-hop nodes for the purpose of authentication.The forwarding path of the key dissemination message strongly affects the number of nodes to which the authentication keys in the message are actually distributed.

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Affiliation: College of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746, Republic of Korea.

ABSTRACT
Authentication is an important security mechanism for detecting forged messages in a sensor network. Each cluster head (CH) in dynamic key distribution schemes forwards a key dissemination message that contains encrypted authentication keys within its cluster to next-hop nodes for the purpose of authentication. The forwarding path of the key dissemination message strongly affects the number of nodes to which the authentication keys in the message are actually distributed. We propose a routing method for the key dissemination messages to increase the number of nodes that obtain the authentication keys. In the proposed method, each node selects next-hop nodes to which the key dissemination message will be forwarded based on secret key indexes, the distance to the sink node, and the energy consumption of its neighbor nodes. The experimental results show that the proposed method can increase by 50-70% the number of nodes to which authentication keys in each cluster are distributed compared to geographic and energy-aware routing (GEAR). In addition, the proposed method can detect false reports earlier by using the distributed authentication keys, and it consumes less energy than GEAR when the false traffic ratio (FTR) is ≥ 10%.

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Average hop counts for a false report.
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fig10: Average hop counts for a false report.

Mentions: In the proposed method, the number of hops per normal report increases as αP increases. To illustrate, when αP = 0.2, the number of hops that a normal report passes in the proposed method is 104% of that in GEAR. In another case, even when αP = 1, the number of hops in the proposed method is 109% of that of GEAR. Therefore, the proposed method has less than 10% more hops than GEAR. Figure 10 shows the average hop count per false report in GEAR and in the proposed method.


A routing path construction method for key dissemination messages in sensor networks.

Moon SY, Cho TH - ScientificWorldJournal (2014)

Average hop counts for a false report.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig10: Average hop counts for a false report.
Mentions: In the proposed method, the number of hops per normal report increases as αP increases. To illustrate, when αP = 0.2, the number of hops that a normal report passes in the proposed method is 104% of that in GEAR. In another case, even when αP = 1, the number of hops in the proposed method is 109% of that of GEAR. Therefore, the proposed method has less than 10% more hops than GEAR. Figure 10 shows the average hop count per false report in GEAR and in the proposed method.

Bottom Line: Authentication is an important security mechanism for detecting forged messages in a sensor network.Each cluster head (CH) in dynamic key distribution schemes forwards a key dissemination message that contains encrypted authentication keys within its cluster to next-hop nodes for the purpose of authentication.The forwarding path of the key dissemination message strongly affects the number of nodes to which the authentication keys in the message are actually distributed.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: College of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746, Republic of Korea.

ABSTRACT
Authentication is an important security mechanism for detecting forged messages in a sensor network. Each cluster head (CH) in dynamic key distribution schemes forwards a key dissemination message that contains encrypted authentication keys within its cluster to next-hop nodes for the purpose of authentication. The forwarding path of the key dissemination message strongly affects the number of nodes to which the authentication keys in the message are actually distributed. We propose a routing method for the key dissemination messages to increase the number of nodes that obtain the authentication keys. In the proposed method, each node selects next-hop nodes to which the key dissemination message will be forwarded based on secret key indexes, the distance to the sink node, and the energy consumption of its neighbor nodes. The experimental results show that the proposed method can increase by 50-70% the number of nodes to which authentication keys in each cluster are distributed compared to geographic and energy-aware routing (GEAR). In addition, the proposed method can detect false reports earlier by using the distributed authentication keys, and it consumes less energy than GEAR when the false traffic ratio (FTR) is ≥ 10%.

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