Green and sustainable cyber-physical security solutions for body area networks

K. K. Venkatasubramanian, Ayan Banerjee, Sandeep Gupta

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Abstract

Wireless sensor-based Body Area Networks (BAN) can play a major role in providing individualized health-care. Given their limited power sources, sensors in BAN have to be energy-efficient to ensure longevity and safety of the network. Recent years have seen the emergence of a new class of security solutions for BANs, called cyber-physical security solutions, which enable plug-n-play secure communication within a BAN using environment derived features. However, due to this environment-coupled nature, they require signal processing and mathematical routines which can be potentially very energyintensive for individual sensors. In this paper, we characterize the "energy footprint"of a cyber-physical security solution, the Physiological signal based Key Agreement (PKA). The goal is to-1) compute PKA's energy consumption, and 2) determine whether prominent energy scavenging techniques can be used to meet its requirements. Our results show that the energy requirements of PKA is small and is sustainable by many of the prominent energy scavenging techniques, such as body heat and ambulation, making it a "green" solution for large scale deployments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2009 6th International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, BSN 2009
Pages240-245
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 11 2009
Event2009 6th International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, BSN 2009 - Berkeley, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 3 2009Jun 5 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2009 6th International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, BSN 2009

Other

Other2009 6th International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, BSN 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBerkeley, CA
Period6/3/096/5/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Venkatasubramanian, K. K., Banerjee, A., & Gupta, S. (2009). Green and sustainable cyber-physical security solutions for body area networks. In Proceedings - 2009 6th International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, BSN 2009 (pp. 240-245). [5226884] (Proceedings - 2009 6th International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, BSN 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/BSN.2009.47