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A Blockchain Based Secure Authentication and Routing Mechanism for Wireless Sensor Networks

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In this paper, a blockchain-based authentication scheme is proposed for secure routing in the Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). The unauthenticated and malicious nodes affect the routing process and the correct identification of the routing path becomes a challenging issue. Therefore, in our model, to prevent the participation of malicious nodes in the network, the registration of the nodes is done by a Certificate Authority Node (CAN). Each node that participates in the routing is authenticated by the Base Station (BS) and a mutual authentication is performed. Moreover, the SHA-256 hashing algorithm is used in the verification of the registration process. Furthermore, in the proposed routing protocol, a Cluster Head (CH) sends the data to BS by selecting the forwarder CH node based on the residual energy and minimum distance from BS. The simulation results show that our proposed model improves the packet delivery ratio and the network lifetime is also increased.

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Aziz, U., Gurmani, M.U., Awan, S., Sajid, M.B.E., Amjad, S., Javaid, N. (2022). A Blockchain Based Secure Authentication and Routing Mechanism for Wireless Sensor Networks. In: Barolli, L., Yim, K., Chen, HC. (eds) Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing. IMIS 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 279. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79728-7_10

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