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Special Issue Paper
Performance comparison between IBE-HWMP and ECDSA-HWMP
Version of Record online: 28 FEB 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Security and Communication Networks
Volume 6, Issue 4, pages 437–449, April 2013
How to Cite
Saavedra Benitez, Y. I., Ben-othman, J. and Claude, J.-P. (2013), Performance comparison between IBE-HWMP and ECDSA-HWMP. Security Comm. Networks, 6: 437–449. doi: 10.1002/sec.632
- Issue online: 26 MAR 2013
- Version of Record online: 28 FEB 2013
- routing protocols;
- wireless mesh networks;
- Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm
Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) are one of the key technologies that will dominate wireless networking in the few years. The main characteristics of WMNs permit network connectivity anywhere anytime with simplicity and low cost. Their capability for self-organization significantly reduces the complexity of network deployment. The draft standard of IEEE P802.11 s™/D4.0 is not considered secure for the routing protocol. In this paper, we propose a secure Hybrid-Wireless-Mesh Protocol using an Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA-HWMP). We then compare the ECDSA-based HWMP against identity-based encryption (IBE)-based HWMP. This study has been carried out to show the great benefits of the IBE technique in securing HWMP. Through extensive Network Simulator-3 simulations, results have shown that the IBE-HWMP outperforms the ECDSA-HWMP in terms of overhead, throughput, loss ratio and delay. Simulation results show that the use of the IBE-based HWMP provides a greater level of security with light overhead. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.