Secure and Reliable Routing Protocols for Heterogeneous Multihop Wireless Networks

Secure and Reliable Routing Protocols for Heterogeneous Multihop Wireless Networks A secure protocol for Establishing STAble and reliable Routes (E-STAR) is proposed for establishing stable and reliable routes in heterogeneous multihop wireless networks (HMWNs). E-STAR combines payment and trust systems with a trust-based and energy-aware routing protocol. The payment system rewards the nodes that relay others’ packets and charges those that send packets. The trust system evaluates the nodes’ competence and reliability in relaying packets in terms of multi-dimensional trust values. The trust values are attached to the nodes’ public-key…

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