Dynamic key ring update mechanism for mobile wireless sensor networks
Şahin, Merve and Levi, Albert (2013) Dynamic key ring update mechanism for mobile wireless sensor networks. In: First International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking (BlackSeaCom 2013), Batumi, Georgia
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/BlackSeaCom.2013.6623378
Key distribution is an important issue to provide security in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Many of the key pre-distribution schemes proposed for static WSNs perform poorly when they are applied to Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks (MWSNs). In this paper, we propose Dynamic Key Ring Update (DKRU) mechanism for MWSNs. The aim of DKRU mechanism is to enable sensor nodes to update their key rings periodically during movement, by observing the frequent keys in their neighbors. Our mechanism can be used together with different key pre-distribution schemes and it helps to increase the performance of them. For the performance evaluation basis, we used our mechanism together with a location based key pre-distribution scheme. Our results show that DKRU mechanism increases the local and global connectivity when it is applied to MWSNs. Moreover, our mechanism does not cause a significant degradation in network resiliency.
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