A Secure Zone-Based Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Pani, Niroj Kumar (2009) A Secure Zone-Based Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. MTech thesis.



In this thesis, we proposed a secure hybrid ad hoc routing protocol, called Secure Zone Routing Protocol (SZRP), which aims at addressing the above limitations by combining the best properties of both proactive and reactive approaches. The proposed protocol is based on the concept zone routing protocol (ZRP). It employs an integrated approach of digital signature and both the symmetric and asymmetric key encryption techniques to achieve the security goals like message integrity, data confidentiality and end to end authentication at IP layer. The thesis details the design of the proposed protocol and analyses its robustness in the presence of multiple possible security attacks that involves impersonation, modification, fabrication and replay of packets caused either by an external advisory or an internal compromised node within the network. The security and performance evaluation of SZRP through simulation indicates that the proposed scheme successfully defeats all the identified threats and achieves a good security at the cost of acceptable overhead. Together with existing approaches for securing the physical and MAC layer within the network protocol stack, the Secure Zone Routing Protocol (SZRP) can provide a foundation for the secure operation of an ad hoc network.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ad-hoc Routing protocols, Security, Secure routing, Security attacks.
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Computer and Information Science > Networks
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Computer Science
ID Code:1353
Deposited By:Niroj Kumar Pani
Deposited On:24 May 2009 10:46
Last Modified:24 May 2009 10:46
Supervisor(s):Turuk, A K

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