SMTCI: Secure Multi-Trial Trust Evaluation and Cost-Effective Incentive Mechanism for Multi-Hop Cellular Networks
In multi-hop cellular networks, finding an optimum and trusted route in the network through intermediate node is a major issue. At MCN, or the next-generation wireless networks, can significantly improve network performance and deployment and help implement many novel applications and services. However, when compared to wired and single-hop wireless networks, MCNs are highly vulnerable to serious security threats because packets may be relayed through integrated networks and autonomous devices. The authors proposed paper has been focusing on developing secure trust based protocols for securing MCNs. Specifically, they are interested in securing route establishment and data transmission processes, establishing stable routes, and preserving users' anonymity and location privacy.