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A trust model for routing in MANETs: a cognitive agents based approach

Babu, Sathish B and Venkataram, Pallapa (2011) A trust model for routing in MANETs: a cognitive agents based approach. In: International Conference on Security and Management, 18-21st July 2011, Las Vegas, USA.

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Abstract

Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) is one of the successful wireless network paradigms which offers unrestricted mobility without depending on any underlying infrastructure. MANETs have become an exciting and im- portant technology in recent years because of the rapid proliferation of variety of wireless devices, and increased use of ad hoc networks in various applications. Like any other networks, MANETs are also prone to variety of attacks majorly in routing side, most of the proposed secured routing solutions based on cryptography and authentication methods have greater overhead, which results in latency problems and resource crunch problems, especially in energy side. The successful working of these mechanisms also depends on secured key management involving a trusted third authority, which is generally difficult to implement in MANET environ-ment due to volatile topology. Designing a secured routing algorithm for MANETs which incorporates the notion of trust without maintaining any trusted third entity is an interesting research problem in recent years. This paper propose a new trust model based on cognitive reasoning,which associates the notion of trust with all the member nodes of MANETs using a novel Behaviors-Observations- Beliefs(BOB) model. These trust values are used for detec- tion and prevention of malicious and dishonest nodes while routing the data. The proposed trust model works with the DTM-DSR protocol, which involves computation of direct trust between any two nodes using cognitive knowledge. We have taken care of trust fading over time, rewards, and penalties while computing the trustworthiness of a node and also route. A simulator is developed for testing the proposed algorithm, the results of experiments shows incorporation of cognitive reasoning for computation of trust in routing effectively detects intrusions in MANET environment, and generates more reliable routes for secured routing of data.

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Keywords: MANETs; Routing; Trust; DTM-DSR; Security; Cognitive Agents; BOB Mode
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2013 08:39
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2013 08:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/46146

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