Title: A group-based deterministic key pre-distribution scheme for wireless sensor network

Authors: Sarbari Mitra; Sourav Mukhopadhyay; Ratna Dutta

Addresses: Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302, India ' Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302, India ' Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302, India

Abstract: In this paper, we present a deterministic key pre-distribution scheme for wireless sensor network using combinatorial designs adapting a group- and cluster-based approach. Clusters are formed by taking a collection of nodes, and those clusters are further taken collectively to form groups. Three types of communications enable us to achieve connectivity of desired level. Our scheme provides better resilience (both in case of node and links) as compared to some other schemes, while keeping the number of secret keys to be stored at each node significantly less.

Keywords: deterministic key pre-distribution; wireless sensor networks; WSNs; projective planes; group-based key pre-distribution; wireless networks; clustering; combinatorial design; network security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2014.064805

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2014 Vol.7 No.5, pp.435 - 447

Received: 03 Apr 2012
Accepted: 08 Jul 2012

Published online: 15 Sep 2014 *

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