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SUPERMAN: Security using pre-existing routing for mobile ad hoc networks

SUPERMAN: Security using pre-existing routing for mobile ad hoc networks

Hurley-Smith, Darren, Wetherall, Jodie ORCID: 0000-0002-4786-5824 and Adekunle, Andrew (2017) SUPERMAN: Security using pre-existing routing for mobile ad hoc networks. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 16 (10). pp. 2927-2940. ISSN 1536-1233 (doi:

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The flexibility and mobility of Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs) have made them increasing popular in a wide range of use cases. To protect these networks, security protocols have been developed to protect routing and application data. However, these protocols only protect routes or communication, not both. Both secure routing and communication security protocols must be implemented to provide full protection. The use of communication security protocols originally developed for wireline and WiFi networks can also place a heavy burden on the limited network resources of a MANET. To address these issues, a novel secure framework (SUPERMAN) is proposed. The framework is designed to allow existing network and routing protocols to perform their functions, whilst providing node authentication, access control, and communication security mechanisms. This paper presents a novel security framework for MANETs, SUPERMAN. Simulation results comparing SUPERMAN with IPsec, SAODV and SOLSR are provided to demonstrate the proposed frameworks suitability for wireless communication security

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Access control, Authentication, Communication system security, Mobile ad hoc networks
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENG)
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Future Technology and the Internet of Things
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 14:10

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