Secure Unified Cellular Ad Hoc Network Routing

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Secure Unified Cellular Ad Hoc Network Routing
Abstract--Previous simulations have shown substantial performance gains can be achieved by using hybrid cellular and wireless LAN (WLAN) approaches [1]. In a hybrid system, a proxy in an area of strong connectivity (and therefore higher bandwidth) forwards traffic on behalf of a client in an area of weaker connectivity (and therefore lower bandwidth). The proxy routes traffic between the base station (over a cellular link) and the client (over a WLAN). Such approaches have had limited practical applicability due to substantial security risks, including eavesdropping, intentional performance degradation and cheating the incentive schemes. The Secure Unified Cellular Ad Hoc Network (SUCAN) protocol is designed to address these risks, allowing the deployment of hybrid networks. SUCAN uses incentives and cryptographic techniques to eliminate cheating by self-interested hosts, while limiting the damage caused by malicious hosts. We implemented SUCAN on Verizon's Broadband Access networ...
Jason J. Haas, Yih-Chun Hu
Added 18 Feb 2011
Updated 18 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2009
Authors Jason J. Haas, Yih-Chun Hu
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