Title: Reliable and authenticated data communication in wireless sensor networks

Authors: Asis Kumar Tripathy

Addresses: School of Information and Technology Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, India

Abstract: In this paper, a reliable and authenticated data communication procedure for clustered wireless sensor networks (CWSN) is proposed. The scheme has several steps, like, assigning the identity, shared secret key and an encryption key to the sensor nodes by the base station (BS). Determined by the innovation propels in micro-electronics, it is conceivable to run some key management techniques at each sensor level. This step helps in authentication of the sensors and secured communication in the network. Hence the sensor nodes are deployed in the threatening environments, because of the self healing nature of the sensors, they will form a network to transmit the data. The secured communicating protocol described in this paper ensures that, when two sensor nodes are in correspondence, they must have experienced prior authentication and key pre-distribution process. This scheme is invariant to the environment where the clusters are formed dynamically and periodically.

Keywords: wireless sensor network; WSN; clustering; key management; authentication.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNS.2019.102269

International Journal of Network Science, 2019 Vol.1 No.4, pp.269 - 282

Accepted: 15 Apr 2017
Published online: 11 Sep 2019 *

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