Doctoral Dissertations

Keywords and Phrases

Mobile Ad hoc Networks; Wireless Ad hoc Networks; Location privacy

Abstract

"In this dissertation, we investigate location based services in wireless ad hoc networks from four different aspects - i) location privacy in wireless sensor networks (privacy), ii) end-to-end secure communication in randomly deployed wireless sensor networks (security), iii) quality versus latency trade-off in content retrieval under ad hoc node mobility (performance) and iv) location clustering based Sybil attack detection in vehicular ad hoc networks (trust). The first contribution of this dissertation is in addressing location privacy in wireless sensor networks. We propose a non-cooperative sensor localization algorithm showing how an external entity can stealthily invade into the location privacy of sensors in a network. We then design a location privacy preserving tracking algorithm for defending against such adversarial localization attacks. Next we investigate secure end-to-end communication in randomly deployed wireless sensor networks. Here, due to lack of control on sensors' locations post deployment, pre-fixing pairwise keys between sensors is not feasible especially under larger scale random deployments. Towards this premise, we propose differentiated key pre-distribution for secure end-to-end secure communication, and show how it improves existing routing algorithms. Our next contribution is in addressing quality versus latency trade-off in content retrieval under ad hoc node mobility. We propose a two-tiered architecture for efficient content retrieval in such environment. Finally we investigate Sybil attack detection in vehicular ad hoc networks. A Sybil attacker can create and use multiple counterfeit identities risking trust of a vehicular ad hoc network, and then easily escape the location of the attack avoiding detection. We propose a location based clustering of nodes leveraging vehicle platoon dispersion for detection of Sybil attacks in vehicular ad hoc networks"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Chellappan, Sriram

Committee Member(s)

Hurson, A. R.
Madria, Sanjay Kumar
McMillin, Bruce M.
Zawodniok, Maciej Jan, 1975-

Department(s)

Computer Science

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Computer Science

Sponsor(s)

Missouri University of Science and Technology. Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Safety

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2013

Pagination

xi, 158 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 2013 Neelanjana Dutta, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Vehicular ad hoc networks (Computer networks) -- Design
Vehicular ad hoc networks (Computer networks) -- Performance
Vehicular ad hoc networks (Computer networks) -- Security measures
Mobile geographic information systems -- Design
Information storage and retrieval systems -- Roads -- Location
Location-based services -- Performance
Location-based services -- Security measures
Wireless sensor networks -- Security measures
Wireless sensor networks -- Performance

Thesis Number

T 10364

Electronic OCLC #

858610223

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