International Journal of Computer Applications
Multimodal biometric technology provides potential solutions for continuous user-to-device authentication in high security Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs). This paper studies distributed combined authentication and intrusion detection with data fusion in such MANETs. Multimodal biometrics is deployed to work with Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to alleviate the shortcomings of unimodal biometric systems. Since each device in the network has measurement and estimation limitations, more than one device needs to be chosen, and observations can be fused to increase observation accuracy using Dempster - Shafer theory for data fusion.