Title: Authentication and search mechanism for diffusing RFID-sensor networks

Authors: Jialiang He; Zhiqiang Xu

Addresses: College of Information and Communication Engineering, Dalian Nationalities University, 116600, China ' Department of Digital Media Technology, Sichuan College of Media and Communications, 611745, China

Abstract: Diffusing RFID-sensor networks have been used widely in many domains. In this paper, a framework consisting of RFID systems and wireless sensor nodes is proposed, it can alleviate the distance limitation problem in traditional RFID systems; a secure authentication protocol and corresponding search protocol based on one-way hash function are proposed subsequently, the authentication protocol only requires O(1) work to identify and authenticate a tag in the backend server and is particularly suitable for the low-cost RFID systems, the security characters of these two protocols are analysed as well.

Keywords: RFID; radio frequency identification; WSNs; wireless sensor networks; privacy; network security; RFID-sensor networks; distance limitation; authentication protocol; search protocol; hash function.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2013.059086

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2013 Vol.14 No.4, pp.211 - 217

Received: 05 Sep 2013
Accepted: 21 Sep 2013

Published online: 03 Feb 2014 *

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