Work in Progress: Securing Mesh Routing in a Critical Environment

Yu Lun Huang*, Ching Yu Hung, Tsun Pin Yen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In battlefield scenarios where the lack of internet infrastructure is prevalent, using Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETs) becomes imperative to handle packets in a rapidly-changing network topology. The objective is to enable soldiers on the battlefield to communicate securely and efficiently, leveraging the benefits offered by the Optimized Link State Routing (OLSR) protocol. OLSR employs multipoint relays (MPRs) to discover the network topology proactively. However, there is a potential security risk if a malicious node is chosen as an MPR, leading to an incorrect routing table and message routing issues. This research proposes a secure routing protocol called OLSR+ to address these concerns. It introduces a trust-based approach, utilizing trustworthiness and credit information collected from neighboring nodes to determine a reliable route for packet forwarding. Through several simulations, the effectiveness of OLSR+ is demonstrated in the following aspects: 1) prevention of sinkhole attacks in military MANETs; 2) avoidance of malicious nodes being selected as MPRs; 3) assurance of accurate topology information, ensuring secure and timely delivery of packets to their intended destinations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ARIS 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9798350302714
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event2023 International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ARIS 2023 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 30 Aug 20231 Sep 2023

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ARIS
Volume2023-August
ISSN (Print)2374-3255
ISSN (Electronic)2572-6919

Conference

Conference2023 International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ARIS 2023
Country/TerritoryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period30/08/231/09/23

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