A Secure Routing Protocol for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks

A Secure Routing Protocol for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks ( Vol-2,Issue-4,July - August 2017 )

Author: Shashikala, Dr Kavitha C

Keyword: Heterogeneous, Sensor, Secure, Protocol.

Abstract: The sensors are widely used in various applications to sense the temperature, pressure, movements in the battle field, to monitor the earthquake and so on. The sensors are so widely used because it is tiny, as sensors are tiny in nature the resource are also limited such as battery life, memory, and processing capabilities. In some of the applications, the sensor power cannot be recharged or the intruder can access the network easily. There are many heterogeneous routing protocols designed which takes care of the energy efficiency but fails to secure the network and the protocols are not using the heterogeneity of the network to the maximum extend. This work aims at providing an energy efficient routing along with securing the network from intruders. The proposed method uses the heterogeneous network to prolong the lifetime of the sensors in the network at the same time it ensures the security in the network. The proposed routing algorithm takes the advantage of heterogeneity in the network and uses a different protocol to transmit the data between the nodes. The analysis of the protocol shows how the protocol is efficient with respect to energy and security.


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