Self Umpiring System for Security in Wireless Mobile Ad Hoc Network
Ayyaswamy Kathirvel, Rengaramanujam Srinivasan
DOI: 10.4236/wsn.2010.23036   PDF    HTML     5,095 Downloads   9,327 Views   Citations


A wireless mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is a self-created self-organized and self-administering set of nodes connected via wireless links without the aid of any fixed infrastructure or centralized administrator. In this paper we propose a solution of self-umpiring system that provides security for routing and data forwarding operations. In our system each node in the path from source to destination has dual roles to perform: packet forwarding and umpiring. In the umpiring role, each node in the path closely monitors the behavior of its succeeding node and if any misbehavior is noticed immediately flags off the guilty node. The umpiring system proposed is sufficiently general and can be applied to any networking protocol. For demonstration, we have implemented the self-umpiring system by modifying the popular AODV protocol. Simulation studies show that the proposed system increases throughput by 166.9% with an increase in communication overhead of 13.3% as compared to plain AODV, when 40% of the nodes are malicious and are roaming with a mobility of 20 m/s.

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Kathirvel, A. and Srinivasan, R. (2010) Self Umpiring System for Security in Wireless Mobile Ad Hoc Network. Wireless Sensor Network, 2, 264-266. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2010.23036.

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