Title: An epidemic model for security and performance of wireless sensor networks

Authors: Rudra Pratap Ojha; Kavita Sharma; Pramod Kumar Srivastava; Goutam Sanyal

Addresses: National Institute of Technology, Mahatma Gandhi Avenue, Durgapur, West Bengal, 713209, India ' National Institute of Technology, Near Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Thanesar, Haryana 136119, India ' Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology, 1, Knowledge Park, Phase II, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201306, India ' National Institute of Technology, Mahatma Gandhi Avenue, Durgapur 713209, West Bengal, India

Abstract: Wireless sensor networks have imminent constraints that make security a crucial issue. Transmission starts from a single node and spread in the entire network through wireless communication. This process leads to the failure of whole wireless sensor network. In the proposed mathematical model based on epidemic theory, the different class of nodes was considered to examine its effect on the network and to develop a control mechanism to prevent worm transmission in the sensor networks. It also discussed the role of communication radius on the stability of network. We examine the proposed model using stability theory of differential equation. We determine the basic reproduction number and relate with communication radius. We analyse the proposed model that improves the efficiency of the network in terms of stability and energy efficiency. We validate the proposed model through extensive simulation results.

Keywords: epidemic model; wireless sensor network; WSN; equilibrium; stability; communication radius; basic reproduction number.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAIP.2019.099947

International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 2019 Vol.13 No.1/2, pp.113 - 129

Received: 23 Aug 2016
Accepted: 01 Oct 2016

Published online: 29 May 2019 *

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