Date Added: Aug 2012
This paper presents the idea of authenticated key management with pairing in Mobile Ad hoc networks MANETs. A mobile ad hoc network is an autonomous collection of mobile devices (laptops, smart phones, sensors, etc.,) that communicate with each other over wireless links and cooperate in a distributed manner in order to provide the necessary network functionality in the absence of a fixed infrastructure. Key agreement protocols are essential for secure communications in open and distributed environment. The study of tripartite key agreement has great theoretical and practical significance.