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    Ultra-lightweight key predistribution in wireless sensor networks for monitoring linear infrastructure

    Martin, K.M. and Paterson, Maura B. (2009) Ultra-lightweight key predistribution in wireless sensor networks for monitoring linear infrastructure. In: Markowitch, O. and Bilas, A. and Hoepman, J.H. and Mitchell, C.J. and Quisquater, J.J. (eds.) Information Security Theory and Practice. Smart Devices, Pervasive Systems, and Ubiquitous Networks. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5746. Berlin, Germany: Springer, p. 152. ISBN 9783642039447.

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    One-dimensional wireless sensor networks are important for such security-critical applications as pipeline monitoring and perimeter surveillance. When considering the distribution of symmetric keys to secure the communication in such networks, the specific topology leads to security and performance requirements that are markedly distinct from those of the more widely-studied case of a planar network. We consider these requirements in detail, proposing a new measure for connectivity in one-dimensional environments. We show that, surprisingly, optimal results may be obtained through the use of extremely lightweight key predistribution schemes.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Third IFIP WG 11.2 International Workshop, WISTP 2009, Brussels, Belgium, September 1-4, 2009, Proceedings
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): wireless sensor networks, key management, one-dimensional networks
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Depositing User: Maura Paterson
    Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2013 16:50
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:32


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