Doctoral Dissertations

Alternative Title

Energy aware and secure routing with trust levels for wireless ad hoc and sensor networks


"This dissertation focuses on the development of routing algorithms for secure and trusted routing in wireless ad hoc and sensor network. The first paper presents the Trust Level Routing (TLR) protocol, an extension of the optimized energy-delay routing (OEDR) protocol, focusing on the integrity, reliability and survivability of the wireless network...The second paper analyzes both OLSR and TLR in terms of survivability and reliability to emphasize the improved performance of the network in terms of lifetime and proper delivery of data...The third paper proposes a statistical reputation model that uses the watchdog mechanism to observe the cooperation of the neighboring nodes...The last paper presents the results of the hardware implementation of Energy-Efficient Hybrid Key Management"--Abstract, page iv.


Miller, Ann K.
Sarangapani, Jagannathan, 1965-

Committee Member(s)

Ali, Syed F.
Stanley, R. Joe
Madria, Sanjay Kumar


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Computer Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2007

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Hardware implementation of the energy-efficient hybrid key management protocol for wireless sensor networks
  • Optimal energy-delay routing protocol with trust levels for wireless ad hoc networks
  • Reputation based system to avoid packet dropping in MANET
  • Survivability and reliability analysis of the trusted link state routing protocol for wireless ad hoc networks


xii, 102 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2007 Eyad Salah Taqieddin, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Routers (Computer networks)
Sensor networks -- Security measures
Wireless communication systems -- Security measures

Thesis Number

T 9206

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