Symmetric Key Encryption for Secure Communication Using Wireless Hart in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)

Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 10(1), Pages: 625-630, January 2016

6 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2016

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P. Paul

Velammal Engineering College

N. Ram

RMK Engineering College, Tamil Nadu

M. Usha

Velammal Engineering College

Date Written: January 7, 2016

Abstract

Security is the most questing issue in Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) now because of various attacks on mobile nodes. Since existing security mechanisms are inadequate, new ideas are needed to effectively address the wireless sensor network security. Since a low energy node is more prone to security attacks, secure routing algorithms that consume less energy for communication should be used. Most of the real-world wireless sensor networking applications requires a certain amount of trust in their application in order to maintain proper network functionality. WirelessHART is an emerging secure and reliable communication standard that aims in maximizing the utilization of wireless communication. This paper employs the WirelessHART communication protocol for secure communication between two nodes. The WirelessHART standard is implemented on individual sensor nodes to ensure security. To reduce the communication overhead, hierarchical clustering is performed and sensor nodes are allowed to communicate only based on their trust value.

Keywords: Hierarchical Clustering, WirelessHART, ClusterHead (CH), WirelessHART Communication Protocol, WSN, Protocols

Suggested Citation

Paul, P. and Ram, N. and Usha, M., Symmetric Key Encryption for Secure Communication Using Wireless Hart in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) (January 7, 2016). Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 10(1), Pages: 625-630, January 2016 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2791563

P. Paul (Contact Author)

Velammal Engineering College ( email )

Velammal Nagar
Red Hills
Chennai, Tamilnadu 600066
India

N. Ram

RMK Engineering College, Tamil Nadu ( email )

Thiruvallur District
Tamil Nadu
India

M. Usha

Velammal Engineering College ( email )

Velammal Nagar
Red Hills
Chennai, Tamilnadu 600066
India

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