Secure Walking GPS: A Secure Localization and Key Distribution Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks

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Authors:Mi, Qi, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Stankovic, John, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Stoleru, Radu, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia
Abstract:

In many applications of wireless sensor networks, sensor nodes are manually deployed in hostile environments where an attacker can disrupt the localization service and tamper with legitimate in-network communication. In this paper, we introduce Secure Walking GPS, a secure localization and key distribution solution for manual deployments of WSNs. Using the location information provided by the GPS and inertial guidance modules on a special master node, Se- cure Walking GPS achieves accurate node localization and location-based key distribution at the same time. Our anal- ysis and simulation results indicate that the Secure Walking GPS scheme makes a deployed WSN resistant to the Dolev- Yao, the wormhole, and the GPS-denial attacks, has good localization and key distribution performance, and is prac- tical for large-scale WSN deployments.

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All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Language:
English
Source Citation:

Mi, Qi, John Stankovic, and Radu Stoleru. "Secure Walking GPS: A Secure Localization and Key Distribution Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (2010).

Publisher:
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
Published Date:
2010