Title

Improving energy efficiency of data communication in a hybrid PKI-based approach for WSNs

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

2013 IEEE 10th Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2013

Publication Date

4-15-2013

Abstract

Securing communications in wireless sensor networks is increasingly important, as the diversity of applications increases. In this paper, we analyze the performance and power efficiency of bulk user data communications in a simple, secure PKI-based communication scheme employing a hybrid cryptographic approach. Detailed benchmarks of the involved cryptographic primitives are performed. The results are used to determine how the necessary computing ressources can be reduced from the current implementation, without compromising and even increasing security. At the same time, the special circumstances of the PKI-based framework on memory constrained sensor motes, such as IRIS or MICA2 motes, are considered. An improved set of cryptographic primitives is determined and implemented, improving execution speed and thus energy efficiency. © 2013 IEEE.

ISBN

9781467331333

Publisher

IEEE

First Page

697

Last Page

700

Disciplines

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords

Communication schemes; Constrained sensors; Cryptographic primitives; Data-communication; Execution speed; Power efficiency; User data; Cryptography; Energy efficiency; Sensor nodes; Convolutional codes

Scopus ID

84875986429

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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