LSRP: A Lightweight Secure Routing Protocol with low cost for ad-hoc networks

Bok Nyong Park, Jihoon Myung, Wonjun Lee

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Ad-hoc networks consist of only mobile nodes and have no support infrastructure. Due to the limited resources and frequent changes in topologies, ad-hoc network should consider these features for the provision of security. We present a lightweight secure routing protocol (LSRP) applicable for mobile ad-hoc networks. Since the LSRP uses an identity-based signcryption scheme, it can eliminate public or private key exchange, and can give savings in computation cost and communication overhead. LSRP is more computationally efficient than other RSA-based protocols because our protocol is based on the properties of pairings on elliptic curves. Empirical studies are conducted using NS-2 to evaluate the effectiveness of LSRP. The simulation results show that the LSRP is more efficient in terms of cost and overhead.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science
EditorsC. Kim
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventInternational Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2005 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2005 Jan 312005 Feb 2


OtherInternational Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2005
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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Park, B. N., Myung, J., & Lee, W. (2005). LSRP: A Lightweight Secure Routing Protocol with low cost for ad-hoc networks. In C. Kim (Ed.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Vol. 3391, pp. 160-169)