Energy based incentive scheme for secure opportunistic routing in vehicular delay tolerant networks

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Opportunistic forwarding mechanism in delay tolerant networks (DTN) makes the network exposed to vulnerabilities. Providing security to existing routing protocols available for delay tolerant network becomes very difficult due to unavailability of sufficient contacts. It is necessary to design a secure routing protocol to overcome these issues. Energy is one of the crucial parameters in data forwarding and incentives should be offered to vehicular DTN nodes on the basis of energy spent for a particular message. This paper presents the secure routing mechanism which is based on the trust value of the vehicular DTN nodes. Incentive scheme is based on energy spent by the vehicular DTN node for forwarding data successfully. Routing is based on the trust value of the vehicular DTN nodes and incentive will be offered on successful delivery of the message. A source node offers the payment for successful delivery based on the time in which the message is delivered. The trust authority evaluates the credit and trust value for the participating vehicular DTN nodes based on energy and efforts put in successful delivery of the message.

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Kulkarni, L., Bakal, J. & Shrawankar, U. Energy based incentive scheme for secure opportunistic routing in vehicular delay tolerant networks. Computing 102, 201–219 (2020) doi:10.1007/s00607-019-00735-2

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  • Opportunistic networks
  • DTN
  • Incentive scheme
  • Trust establishment scheme

Mathematices Subject Classification

  • 65R20
  • 68W01
  • 68Q25