Two-Tier, Location-Aware and Highly Resilient Key Predistribution Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks1

Abstract

We propose a probabilistic key predistribution scheme for wireless sensor networks, where keying materials are distributed to sensor nodes for secure communication. We use a two-tier approach in which there are two types of nodes: regular nodes and agent nodes. Agent nodes are more capable than regular nodes. Our node deployment model is zone-based such that the nodes that may end up with closer positions on ground are grouped together. The keying material of nodes that belong to different zones is non-overlapping. However, it is still possible for nodes that belong to different zones to communicate with each other via agent nodes when needed. We give a comparative analysis of our scheme through simulations and show that our scheme provides good connectivity figures at reasonable communication cost. Most importantly, simulation results show that our scheme is highly resilient to node captures.

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@inproceedings{nl2008TwoTierLA, title={Two-Tier, Location-Aware and Highly Resilient Key Predistribution Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks1}, author={Abd{\"{u}lhakim {\"{U}nl{\"{u} and Albert Levi}, year={2008} }