A Reliable Cluster based Dynamic Authentication Mechanism in MANET

이동 애드혹 네트워크에서 신뢰성 있는 클러스터 기반 동적 인증 기법

  • 황윤철 (배재대학교 교양교육지원센터) ;
  • 김진일 (배재대학교 교양교육지원센터 IT분야)
  • Received : 2007.11.01
  • Accepted : 2008.03.25
  • Published : 2008.05.31

Abstract

Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork is a kind of self-controlled network composed only of mobile hosts. Since its range of use is gradually expanding into various sections applicable to practical lives, active researches are being conducted on it. However, as it depends on cooperation of nodes composing the entire network, due to weakness of wireless link and lack of its central infrastructure, so it is exposed to more serious risk than general network in security. Therefore, this paper proposes Cluster-Based Dynamic Authentication that enables only reliable nodes to participate in communication, by solving lack of centralized infrastructure, using hierarchical Mobile Ad hoc NETwork structure based on cluster, and by complementing security weakness through mutual authentication between hierarchical nodes. Simulation shows that the proposed scheme can complement security weakness of Mobile Ad hoc NETwork and that it is more adequate in reliability and expandability than the existing schemes.