Key Distribution Scheme Without Deployment Knowledge

Date Added: Aug 2009
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Many basic key distribution schemes specifically tuned to wireless sensor networks have been proposed in the literature. Recently, several researchers have proposed schemes in which they have used group-based deployment models and assumed predeployment knowledge of the expected locations of nodes. They have shown that these schemes achieve better performance than the basic schemes, in terms of connectivity, resilience against node capture and storage requirements. But in many situations expected locations of nodes are not available. In this paper the authors propose a solution which uses the basic scheme, but does not use group-based deployment model and predeployment knowledge of the locations of nodes, and yet performs better than schemes which make the aforementioned assumptions.