A Survey on Trust Management for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

  title={A Survey on Trust Management for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks},
  author={Jin-Hee Cho and Ananthram Swami and Ing-Ray Chen},
  journal={IEEE Communications Surveys \& Tutorials},
Managing trust in a distributed Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) is challenging when collaboration or cooperation is critical to achieving mission and system goals such as reliability, availability, scalability, and reconfigurability. In defining and managing trust in a military MANET, we must consider the interactions between the composite cognitive, social, information and communication networks, and take into account the severe resource constraints (e.g., computing power, energy, bandwidth… 

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Review Paper on Calculation, Distribution of Trust & Reputation in MANET

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A dynamic trust model for mobile ad hoc networks

  • Zhaoyu LiuA. JoyRobert A. Thompson
  • Computer Science
    Proceedings. 10th IEEE International Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems, 2004. FTDCS 2004.
  • 2004
This paper demonstrates important concepts for establishing a collaborative, dynamic trust model and for using this model as an example to enhance the security of message routing in mobile ad hoc networks.