Adnan M. Abu-Mahfouz

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The need for implementing adequate security services in industrial applications is increasing. Verifying the physical proximity or location of a device has become an important security service in ad-hoc wireless environments. Distance-bounding is a prominent secure neighbor detection method that cryptographically determines an upper bound for the physical(More)
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have been used in different types of applications and deployed within various environments. Simulation tools are essential for studying WSNs, especially for exploring large-scale networks. However, WSN testbeds are still required for further testing before the real implementation. In this paper we propose an indoor testbed(More)
Water scarcity and water stress issues pose a serious threat to the global population. The traditional way of manual meter reading is furthermore inconvenient and time consuming, and it wastes resources. This method is also unable to manage the sustainable water resources effectively since it requires efficient, accurate and reliable monitoring techniques(More)
The concept of data distribution within cluster of sensor nodes to the source sink has resulted to intense research in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). In this paper, in order to determine the scheduling length of packet distribution, a tree-based network topology is constructed indicating the distribution of various sensor nodes within a specific coverage(More)
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are becoming increasingly popular with the advent of the Internet of things (IoT). Various real-world applications of WSNs such as in smart grids, smart farming and smart health would require a potential deployment of thousands or maybe hundreds of thousands of sensor nodes/actuators. To ensure proper working order and(More)
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have become increasingly popular in many applications across a broad range of fields. Securing WSNs poses unique challenges mainly due to their resource constraints. Traditional public key cryptography (PKC) for instance is considered to be too computationally expensive for direct implementation in WSNs. Elliptic curve(More)
Approximately 70% of South African mines are classified as fiery, where methane gas potentially could cause explosions. The number of flammable gas reports and accidents are increasing steadily for both gold and platinum mines. However, there is less awareness of the hazards of methane in hard rock mines (gold and platinum) than in coal mines. Currently,(More)