Title: A light-weight linear coding cipher model for rechargeable wireless sensor networks

Authors: Haifeng Lin; Anna Jiang

Addresses: College of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, 210037, China ' College of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, 210037, China

Abstract: In order to improve security issue and life time of rechargeable wireless sensor networks, we propose a light-weight linear network coding cipher algorithm for rechargeable wireless sensor networks which only use the basic arithmetic operation instructions. This algorithm uses linear network coding to encrypt the data packets which are transmitted in the rechargeable wireless sensor networks. Based on our findings that the conventional encryption protocols of public key algorithm and symmetric key algorithm may not be optimal for rechargeable wireless sensor networks, we propose light-weight linear coding (LWLC), a fundamental arithmetic instruction that utilises randomised rotation of coefficients. LWLC incorporates encryption process into the transmission mode which can reduce the amount of energy dissipation. Simulation results show that LWLC can achieve a particular lower energy consumption compared with traditional AES algorithm.

Keywords: rechargeable WSNs; wireless sensor networks; lightweight linear coding; network security; energy efficiency; data collection; cipher models; network lifetime; encryption process; cryptography; simulation; energy consumption.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRIS.2015.072943

International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems, 2015 Vol.7 No.3/4, pp.171 - 176

Received: 10 Nov 2014
Accepted: 01 Dec 2014

Published online: 09 Nov 2015 *

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