Defense Mechanisms against Injecting Traffic with MAC Layer Misbehavior Detection and Cooperation Stimulation for Autonomous Ad Hoc Networks

Amin JAMALI  Mehdi BERENJKOUB  Hossein SAIDI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E98-A   No.2   pp.710-720
Publication Date: 2015/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E98.A.710
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Cryptography and Information Security
Keyword: 
cooperation stimulation,  autonomous ad-hoc networks,  MAC layer misbehavior,  selfishness,  routing protocol,  

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Summary: 
Autonomous ad hoc networks are networks with nodes belonging to different authorities, and cooperative behavior of nodes is not guaranteed in such networks. In this paper, defense mechanisms are introduced to protect nodes against injecting traffic attacks in an autonomous ad hoc network, and to stimulate nodes to forward packets for each other. We have a cross-layer approach in the design of our mechanisms, and nodes use information from medium access control (MAC) layer for selecting a good route. In addition, nodes attempt to drop packets of those nodes that violate MAC layer backoff mechanism. Analytical and simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of our proposed mechanisms in the presence of injecting traffic attacks and MAC layer misbehaviors in an ad hoc network that consists of selfish nodes.