Secure routing protocol using cross-layer design and energy harvesting in wireless sensor networks

Alrajeh, Nabil Ali, Khan, Shafiullah, Lloret, Jaime and Loo, Jonathan (2013) Secure routing protocol using cross-layer design and energy harvesting in wireless sensor networks. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, 9 (1). p. 374796. ISSN 1550-1477

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Abstract

Energy efficiency is the main concern of research community while designing routing protocols for wireless sensor networks (WSNs). This concern can be addressed by using energy-harvesting scheme in routing protocols. In this paper, we propose a secure routing protocol that is based on cross layer design and energy-harvesting mechanism. It uses a distributed cluster-based security mechanism. In the cross-layer design, parameters are exchanged between different layers to ensure efficient use of energy. Energy-harvesting system is used to extract and store energy, which is used to take decisions for the node state and thus for the routing issues. Simulation results show that our routing protocol can perform better in many scenarios and in hostile attack-prone environment.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Subjects: Computing > Systems > Computer networking
Computing
Depositing User: Jonathan Loo
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2017 10:14
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 11:50
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3515

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