Title: Trust evaluation using fuzzy proximity relation with ordering for MANET

Authors: K. Senthil Kumar; D.P. Acharjya; Arunkumar Thangavelu

Addresses: School of Information Technology and Engineering, VIT University, Vellore-632014, India ' School of Computing Science and Engineering, VIT University, Vellore-632014, India ' School of Computing Science and Engineering, VIT University, Vellore-632014, India

Abstract: Nodes in a MANET would face difficulties in identifying the trusted nodes for efficient communication with the available information. Establishing a trusted path for efficient communication is highly challenging since the presence of vagueness exists among nodes. Accordingly nodes need a significant trust evaluation process, which would classify the trusted and un-trusted nodes in a MANET. In this paper, we propose a trust evaluation model that uses a fuzzy proximity relation with ordering. The fuzzy proximity relation classifies the nodes based on almost similarity using nodes metric. On introducing ordering we identify the trust level of nodes. Then the communication would be established through the trusted nodes. Finally, we have compared our proposed model with AODV. The comparison results show the viability of our proposed model.

Keywords: trust evaluation; MANETs; ordered AODV; fuzzy sets; fuzzy proximity relations; information systems; ordering; trusted nodes; mobile ad hoc networks; mobile networks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTMCC.2013.053259

International Journal of Trust Management in Computing and Communications, 2013 Vol.1 No.2, pp.105 - 120

Received: 22 Mar 2012
Accepted: 05 Jul 2012

Published online: 12 Apr 2013 *

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