In this paper, we present a complete implementation of the Practical Algorithm for Data Security (PADS) proposed by Albath et al., an end-to-end security scheme employing symmetric key encryption. The implementation takes full advantage of the modular design of the TinyOS environment. The simplicity of the algorithm allows for efficient implementation in hardware, a requirement for resource constrained devices. The protocol adds only four bytes of data per packet, on par with industry standards. Simulation and empirical results of the scheme are also provided. The analysis shows that the Practical Algorithm for Data Security is superior to standard security schemes.
W. Ballenthin et al., "Implementation and Analysis of Practical Algorithm for Data Security," Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks, 2008, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Dec 2008.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WCSN.2008.4772690
Fourth International Conference on Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks, 2008
Keywords and Phrases
Practical Algorithm for Data Security (PADS); TinyOS Operating System; Wireless Sensor Network (WSN)
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