Using Auxiliary Sensors for Pairwise Key Establishment in WSN

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Using Auxiliary Sensors for Pairwise Key Establishment in WSN
Abstract. Many techniques have been developed recently for establishing pairwise keys in sensor networks. However, they are either vulnerable to a few number of compromised sensor nodes or involve expensive protocols for establishing keys. This paper introduces a much better alternative for achieving high resilience to node compromises and high efficiency in key establishment. The main idea is to deploy additional sensor nodes, called assisting nodes, to help the key establishment between sensor nodes. The proposed approach has many advantages over existing approaches. In this approach, a sensor node only needs to make a few local contacts and perform a few hash operations to setup a key with any other sensor node in the network at a very high probability. The majority of sensor nodes only need to store a single key in their memory space. Besides these benefits, it still provides high resilience to node compromises. The implementation of this approach on TelosB motes also demonstrates...
Qi Dong, Donggang Liu
Added 30 Oct 2010
Updated 30 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Authors Qi Dong, Donggang Liu
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