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On the security and energy consumption estimation of wireless sensor network protocols

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dc.contributor.advisor Dojen, Reiner
dc.contributor.advisor Coffey, Tom
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Fan
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-01T14:45:31Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-01T14:45:31Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2857
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Along with the recent rapid development of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) systems, the range of attacks against WSN routing protocols have grown. As a result, there is an increased need for secure WSN routing protocols. WSN routing protocols should be secured once they are involved in sensitive data transmission. However, secure routing protocols require extra time and energy for security computations. Further, due to the limited power supply of WSN nodes, it is useful to theoretically evaluate the energy consumption of the protocol prior to their deployment. This thesis concerns the energy efficiency of WSN routing protocols and the cost of security in terms of additional energy dissipation. Two new secure routing protocols are proposed and their security is analyzed. Further, the energy consumption of the new protocols is evaluated using estimation methods and empirical measurements. Comparison of these results reveals that current estimation models have significant inaccuracies. A new energy consumption estimation model is proposed that computes the energy consumption of microcontrollers during: security operations, memory read-write operations and radio transceiver actions. Applying the proposed estimation model against the previously analyzed protocols demonstrates that it more accurately forecasts the actual energy consumption than traditional models. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject wireless sensor network en_US
dc.subject WSN en_US
dc.subject energy efficiency en_US
dc.title On the security and energy consumption estimation of wireless sensor network protocols en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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