A Pre-assigned Key Management Scheme for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Danyang QinEmail author
  • Jingya Ma
  • Yan Zhang
  • Songxiang Yang
  • Zhifang Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 82)


The studies on key management mostly are focusing on Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks (HWSN), since the security problem of HWSN is complex due to different functions of nodes. In order to solve this problem, a pre-assigned key management scheme combining Schnorr authentication is proposed for HWSN in this paper based on the asymmetric method. Simulation results show that, compared with traditional key management scheme, the proposed scheme can not only enhance the network security but reduce the storage requirements.


HWSN Pre-assigned key management Authentication Network security Storage space 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 61302074, 61571181, Natural Science Foundation of Heilongjiang Province under Grant No. QC2013C061, Modern Sensor Technology Research and Innovation Team Foundation of Heilongjiang Province under Grant No. 2012TD007, and Postdoctoral Research Foundation of Heilongjiang Province under Grant No. LBH-Q15121.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danyang Qin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jingya Ma
    • 1
  • Yan Zhang
    • 1
  • Songxiang Yang
    • 1
  • Zhifang Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Lab of Electronic and Communication EngineeringHeilongjiang UniversityHarbinPeople’s Republic of China

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