Quality of Service (QoS) security in mobile ad hoc networks

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Title: Quality of Service (QoS) security in mobile ad hoc networks
Author: Lu, Bin
Abstract: With the rapid proliferation of wireless networks and mobile computing applications , Quality of Service (QoS ) for mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs ) has received increased attention . Security is a critical aspect of QoS provisioning in the MANET environment . Without protection from a security mechanism , attacks on QoS signaling system could result in QoS routing malfunction , interference of resource reservation , or even failure of QoS provision . Due to the characteristics of the MANETs , such as rapid topology change and limited communication and computation capacity , the conventional security measures cannot be applied and new security techniques are necessary . However , little research has been done on this topic . In this dissertation , the security issues will be addressed for MANET QoS systems . The major contributions of this research are : (a ) design of an authentication mechanism for ad hoc networks ; (b ) design of a security mechanism to prevent and detect attacks on the QoS signaling system ; (c ) design of an intrusion detection mechanism for bandwidth reservation to detect QoS attacks and Denial of Service (DoS ) attacks . These three mechanisms are evaluated through simulation .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /4295
Date: 2006-10-30


Quality of Service (QoS) security in mobile ad hoc networks. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /4295 .

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