Location verification using communication range variation for wireless sensor networks

Dawood Al-Abri, Janise McNair, Eylem Ekici

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Abstract

Localization plays an important role in wireless sensor networks, since sensors need to associate their readings with location in order to deliver meaningful information. A promising approach to enhance the robustness and the security of localization is location verification, where the objective is to verify a node's claimed location. In this paper, we propose a new location verification protocol, where verifier nodes vary their communication range in order to triangulate the position of a node. We first present the network model and our assumptions, followed by a detailed description of the protocol. Next, a security analysis is provided which shows that the new approach is robust against several location spoofing attacks. Moreover, we derive both analytical and simulation results for the coverage probability and show that a high coverage probability can be achieved with the new protocol, even with a relatively low density of verifier nodes. Finally, we study the impact of localization error on the verification probability and demonstrate that the protocol is sensitive enough to detect small deviations between claimed and actual locations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventMilitary Communications Conference 2006, MILCOM 2006 - Washington, D.C., United States
Duration: Oct 23 2006Oct 25 2006

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OtherMilitary Communications Conference 2006, MILCOM 2006
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, D.C.
Period10/23/0610/25/06

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Wireless sensor networks
Communication
Network protocols
Sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Al-Abri, D., McNair, J., & Ekici, E. (2007). Location verification using communication range variation for wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM [4086354] https://doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM.2006.302443

Location verification using communication range variation for wireless sensor networks. / Al-Abri, Dawood; McNair, Janise; Ekici, Eylem.

Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM. 2007. 4086354.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Al-Abri, D, McNair, J & Ekici, E 2007, Location verification using communication range variation for wireless sensor networks. in Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM., 4086354, Military Communications Conference 2006, MILCOM 2006, Washington, D.C., United States, 10/23/06. https://doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM.2006.302443
Al-Abri D, McNair J, Ekici E. Location verification using communication range variation for wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM. 2007. 4086354 https://doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM.2006.302443
Al-Abri, Dawood ; McNair, Janise ; Ekici, Eylem. / Location verification using communication range variation for wireless sensor networks. Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM. 2007.
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