Title: Location estimation for wireless sensor networks with attack tolerance

Authors: Fengyun Li; Huan Zhang; Fuxiang Gao; Peng Li

Addresses: Computing Center, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China ' School of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China ' School of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China ' Troops 65193 of PLA, Shenyang 110101, China

Abstract: Most of the existing secure location estimation schemes in wireless sensor networks cannot resist collusion attack, especially when the number of the malicious nodes is larger than the benign nodes. In order to enhance the location efficiency and accuracy in hostile environments, an accelerated consistency-based location estimation algorithm is proposed which is based on the basic voting-based location estimation algorithm. Furthermore, to minimise the effect of majority-colluding attack, the location information of the non-beacon nodes that have been estimated safely is used in the process of location estimation. Simulation results show that our scheme has a stronger resilience against collusion attack.

Keywords: wireless sensor networks; WSNs; secure location estimation; attack tolerance; network security; simulation; collusion attacks; malicious nodes; location efficiency; accelerated consistency; voting based location estimation

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2013.054044

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2013 Vol.6 No.2, pp.175 - 181

Received: 14 Aug 2012
Accepted: 24 Oct 2012

Published online: 15 May 2013 *

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