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Key Predistribution in Sensor Networks

  • Guorui Li
  • Jingsha He
  • Yingfang Fu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4159)

Abstract

Sensor networks are widely used in a variety of commercial and military applications due to their self-organization characteristics and distributed nature. As a fundamental requirement for providing security functionality in sensor networks, key predistribution plays a central role in authentication and encryption. In this paper, we describe the hexagon-based key predistribution scheme and show how it can improve the performance of key predistribution in sensor network through the use of bivariate polynomials in a hexagonal coordinate system based on the deployment information about the expected locations of the sensor nodes. More specifically, we show that the hexagon-based key scheme can improve the probability of establishing pairwise keys between sensor nodes by more than 40% over previous schemes.

Keywords

Sensor Network Sensor Node Bivariate Polynomial Distribute Sensor Network Broadcast Authentication 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guorui Li
    • 1
  • Jingsha He
    • 2
  • Yingfang Fu
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Computer Science and TechnologyBeijing University of TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Software EngineeringBeijing University of TechnologyBeijingChina

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