Securing geographic routing in mobile ad hoc networks
Date of Issue2007
School of Computer Engineering
A mobile ad hoc network consists of a collection of wireless mobile nodes that cooperate to forward packets via multiple hops without any fixed infrastructure. MANETs are superior in fast deployment and often designed for some special environments lacking of enough existing network infrastructures. However, MANET is particularly vulnerable to malicious attacks due to its underlying characteristics, such as. wireless open medium, dynamic topology, distributed cooperation, lack of physical protection, etc. Routing design is one of the most important research areas both for security and other network topics. Unfortunately the published work on routing security is relatively limited, and most of the prior efforts are based on some prominent on-demand routing protocols. Our work focuses on the location-based routing or alternatively geographic routing. As another important class of ad hoc routing protocols, it particularly lacks in-depth study of security issues, which has been already considered a major barrier for any kind of ad hoc networks to be put into practice.
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