SPREAD: Improving network security by multipath routing in mobile ad hoc networks

Wenjing Lou, Wei Liu, Yanchao Zhang, Yuguang Fang

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Abstract

We propose and investigate the SPREAD scheme as a complementary mechanism to enhance secure data delivery in a mobile ad hoc network. The basic idea is to transform a secret message into multiple shares, and then deliver the shares via multiple paths to the destination so that even if a certain number of message shares are compromised, the secret message as a whole is not compromised. We present the overall system architecture and discuss three major design issues: the mathematical model for the generation and reconstruction of the secret message shares, the optimal allocation of the message shares onto multiple paths in terms of security, and the multipath discovery techniques in a mobile ad hoc network. Our extensive simulation results justify the feasibility and the effectiveness of the SPREAD approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-294
Number of pages16
JournalWireless Networks
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Ad hoc networks
  • Multipath routing
  • Network security

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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SPREAD : Improving network security by multipath routing in mobile ad hoc networks. / Lou, Wenjing; Liu, Wei; Zhang, Yanchao; Fang, Yuguang.

In: Wireless Networks, Vol. 15, No. 3, 04.2009, p. 279-294.

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Lou, Wenjing ; Liu, Wei ; Zhang, Yanchao ; Fang, Yuguang. / SPREAD : Improving network security by multipath routing in mobile ad hoc networks. In: Wireless Networks. 2009 ; Vol. 15, No. 3. pp. 279-294.
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