Plethysmogram-based secure inter-sensor communication in body area networks

Krishna K. Venkatasubramanian, Ayan Banerjee, Sandeep Gupta

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Abstract

Body Area Networks (BAN) can play a major role in monitoring the health of soldiers in a battlefield. Securing BANs is essential to ensure safety of the soldiers. This paper presents a novel key agreement protocol called Photoplethysmogram PPG-based based Key Agreement (PKA) which allows sensors in a BAN to agree to a common key using PPG values obtained from the subject (soldier) they are deployed on. Using the stimuli which the sensors are designed to monitor directly for cryptographic purposes, enables administrators to provide security for BANs with minimal initial setup. The principal contributions of this paper are: 1) demonstration of the viability of the PPG signals for agreeing upon common symmetric cryptographic keys between two nodes in BAN, and 2) analysis of the security, performance and quality of the keys produced by PKA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2008 - Assuring Mission Success
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2008 - Assuring Mission Success - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Nov 17 2008Nov 19 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM

Other

Other2008 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2008 - Assuring Mission Success
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period11/17/0811/19/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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