Towards Secure Link Quality Measurement in Multihop Wireless Networks
Source: Illinois Institute of Technology
Link Quality Measurement (LQM), i.e. Packet Reception Ratio (PRR) measurement, is becoming an indispensable component in multihop wireless networks. However, in all the existing LQM mechanisms, a common fact is that a node's knowledge about the forward PRR from itself to its neighbor is informed by the neighbor. On the one hand, this receiver dependent measurement provides accurate and timely updates on the link quality. On the other hand, it opens up a door for a malicious node to easily report a false measurement result to mislead the routing decision and degrade the system performance.