GSHMAC: GREEN AND SECURE HYBRID MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL FOR WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK

Pranav M. Pawar, Rasmus Hjorth Nielsen, Neeli R. Prasad, Ramjee Prasad

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Abstract

The cost efficiency of wireless platforms and their easy
deployment enable the applicability of it in widespread
application domains. Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are not
excluded from it. Their application domains vary from industrial
monitoring to military applications. A WSN is a resource-
constrained network and energy of the WSN node is a valuable
resource. Like every other network, WSNs are also vulnerable to
security attacks. A security attack can results in networks
consuming more resources, leading to earlier depletion of node
energy. A significant part of the resource consumption in a WSN
is controlled by the medium access control (MAC) mechanism.
This paper focuses on WSN MAC mechanisms and
countermeasures for attacks targeting the MAC layer in a WSN.
Denial of sleep attacks are the most relevant for WSN MAC as
these types of attacks have shattered effects, which bring down
the sensor lifetime from years to days. This paper proposes a
secure hybrid MAC mechanism, Green and Secure Hybrid
Medium Access Control (GSHMAC) to overcome the devastating
effect of WSN MAC attacks. The proposed mechanism provides
features such as collision threshold-based MAC mode control
and countermeasures on WSN MAC using internal MAC
mechanisms. GSHMAC shows improved energy-efficiency, delay,
and throughput in the presence of attacks, as compared with
state-of-art secure MAC mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems (VITAE), 2015 International Conference on
Number of pages5
PublisherIEEE
Publication date13 Dec 2015
Pages1-5
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2015
Event2015 5th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems (VITAE) - Hyderabad, India
Duration: 13 Dec 201516 Dec 2015

Conference

Conference2015 5th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems (VITAE)
CountryIndia
CityHyderabad
Period13/12/201516/12/2015

Keywords

  • Wireless sensor network (WSN), medium access control (MAC), cluster, hybrid-MAC, security, denial of sleep attack, energy efficiency, throughput, delay

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