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dc.contributor.authorHaakensen, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorThulasiraman, Preetha
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-19T22:56:29Z
dc.date.available2018-12-19T22:56:29Z
dc.date.issued2017-10
dc.identifier.citationHaakensen, Thomas, and Preetha Thulasiraman. "Enhancing sink node anonymity in tactical sensor networks using a reactive routing protocol." Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON), 2017 IEEE 8th Annual. IEEE, 2017.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/60817
dc.description.abstractTactical wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are deployed over a region of interest for mission centric operations. The sink node in a tactical WSN is the aggregation point of data processing. Due to its essential role in the network, the sink node is a high priority target for an attacker who wishes to disable a tactical WSN. This paper focuses on the mitigation of sink-node vulnerability in a tactical WSN. Specifically, we study the issue of protecting the sink node through a technique known as k-anonymity. To achieve k-anonymity, we use a specific routing protocol designed to work within the constraints of WSN communication protocols, specifically IEEE 802.15.4. We use and modify the Lightweight Ad hoc On-Demand Next Generation (LOADng) reactive-routing protocol to achieve anonymity. This modified LOADng protocol prevents an attacker from identifying the sink node without adding significant complexity to the regular sensor nodes. We simulate the modified LOADng protocol using a custom-designed simulator in MATLAB. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our protocol and also show some of the performance tradeoffs that come with this method.en_US
dc.format.extent7 p.en_US
dc.publisherIEEEen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleEnhancing sink node anonymity in tactical sensor networks using a reactive routing protocolen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
dc.subject.authorsensor networksen_US
dc.subject.authorsecurityen_US
dc.subject.authorprivacyen_US
dc.subject.authorroutingen_US
dc.subject.authorIEEE 802.15.4en_US
dc.subject.author6LoWPANen_US


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