Date Added: Apr 2011
A chaos-based key generation scheme is proposed and its performance analyzed. The Logistic Map Scheme (LMS) is a new approach for secure communication on wireless networks. The LMS guarantees security without requiring devices to engage in computationally intensive protocols. In addition, the method's key generation process is shown to achieve a practical form of information theoretic secrecy: guaranteeing reliability from the perspective of the communication agents while displaying unpredictability and randomness to an eavesdropper. Secure wireless networks are essential for many military, commercial, and public service applications (e.g., air transportation systems, mobile wireless networks, and medical sensor networks).