Authors: M. Milton Joe; B. Ramakrishnan
Addresses: Department of Computer Science, St. Jerome's College, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Computer Science and Research Centre, S.T. Hindu College, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract: Web Vehicular Ad Hoc Network (WVANET) provides an efficient communication performance among the nodes. Every vehicle of WVANET architecture should be authenticated efficiently to secure the communication from the malicious nodes. The proposed authentication mechanism functions with the combination of WiMAX tower and the authentication centre. The authentication centre assigns the authentication parameter to each node and the vehicles are authenticated at background in the regular interval time. The assigned parameter would change as the vehicle overtakes other vehicles and the new parameter will be assigned by the authentication centre. All the assigned parameters for each node will be stored in the authentication centre for authenticating the nodes. In WVANET, authentication is carried out as three phases which ensures that the proposed authentication mechanism is secure and if malicious node is found the particular vehicle is temporarily blocked from the communication and that node is monitored for its further behaviour.
Keywords: WVANET; web vehicular ad hoc network; VANET; authentication; security; WiMAX; RSU; OBU.
International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2017 Vol.13 No.2, pp.87 - 96
Received: 06 Jun 2016
Accepted: 01 May 2017
Published online: 20 Nov 2017 *