Security and service quality analysis for cluster-based wireless sensor networks

Emrah Tomur, Y. Murat Erten

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In this study, we analyze security and quality of service (QoS) issues in cluster-based wireless sensor networks (WSN). Taking spatial resolution as the main QoS metric and limiting the security definition to data integrity and authentication, we present a control strategy to maintain desired QoS and security levels during the entire operation of a cluster-based sensor network. Besides, our proposed strategy considers some other WSN QoS attributes such as coverage, packet collision and system lifetime. It provides sufficient coverage by statistical means and minimizes packet loss due to collisions by employment of a slotted MAC (media access control) scheme. It also tries to maximize the operational lifetime of the sensor network by a power conserving scheme which make all sensors participate equally. In this study, we also determine the best tradeoff between security and spatial resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWired/Wireless Internet Communications - 5th International Conference, WWIC 2007, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783540726944
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event5th International Conference on Wired/Wireles Internet Communications, WWIC 2007 - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 23 May 200725 May 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4517 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference5th International Conference on Wired/Wireles Internet Communications, WWIC 2007


  • Coverage
  • QoS
  • Security
  • Sensor networks
  • Spatial resolution

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