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Performance Characteristics of Region-Based Group Key Management in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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Performance Characteristics of Region-Based Group Key Management in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
We propose and analyze a scalable and efficient region-based group key management protocol for secure group communications in mobile ad hoc networks. For scalability and dynamic reconfigurability, we take a region-based approach by which group members are broken into region-based subgroups and leaders in subgroups securely communicate with each other to agree on a group key in response to membership change and member mobility events. We show that the secrecy requirement for group communication is satisfied. Further, there exists an optimal regional size that minimizes the total network communication cost as a result of efficiently trading inter-regional vs. intraregional group key management overheads. We give an analytical expression of the cost involved which allows the optimal regional size to be identified, when given a set of parameter values characterizing a group communicating system in mobile ad hoc networks.
Ing-Ray Chen, Jin-Hee Cho, Ding-Chau Wang
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Year 2006
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Authors Ing-Ray Chen, Jin-Hee Cho, Ding-Chau Wang
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