Performance Analysis of Cluster Based Secure Multicast Key Management in MANET

Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a group of wireless nodes join together to form a network without a defined architecture. It is formed dynamically as the nodes are mobile in nature. This characteristic of MANET could lead to insecure information exchange. Applications in Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANET) such as military or public emergency network require secure multicast communication. Multicasting supports group oriented communication. A cluster based system provides easy key management within a cluster or a group. In such an interaction system, a new member can join and a current member can leave at any time. This overcomes the issues of energy consumption, end to end delay, unreliability with high packet drop rate and low key delivery ratio.

Provided by: International Journal of Computer Science and Telecommunications Topic: Mobility Date Added: Apr 2013 Format: PDF

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