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A novel energy efficient key distribution scheme for mobile WiMAX networks


Gilanian Sadeghi, Mohammad Mehdi and Mohd Ali, Borhanuddin and Ma, Maode and Ab Manan, Jamalul-lail (2017) A novel energy efficient key distribution scheme for mobile WiMAX networks. Wireless Personal Communications, 92 (2). art. no. https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs11277-016-3574-4.pdf. 727 - 748. ISSN 0929-6212; ESSN: 1572-834X


In Mobile WiMAX, a Base Station (BS) delivers security keys to Mobile Stations (MSs) through a key distribution scheme to guarantee security and access control. The MSs need to perform ciphering operations to access the keys upon rekeying process. In this way, the MSs consume energy to receive and decrypt the keys for further communication with a BS, while the BS consumes energy to encrypt and transmit the keys. In current key distribution schemes, any member join or leave event results in a key updating, and the duration of the MSs stay in the cell is not important, but on average low speed MSs tend to stay longer in the cell, while fast MSs will leave the cell faster. This paper proposes an Efficient Key Distribution scheme to decrease the number of exchanged keys which results in minimizing energy consumption of the network by grouping the MSs into the different subgroups based on their speeds using complete binary tree. Analysis shows that the proposed scheme reduces energy consumption during key updating process.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-016-3574-4
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Mobile WiMAX; Key distribution scheme; Energy consumption; Key updating process
Depositing User: Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2019 07:52
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2019 07:52
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/60682
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