Wormhole Detection Mechanism in Wireless Sensor Networks

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A Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is a component with sensor nodes that continuously observes environmental circumstances. Sensor nodes accomplish different key operations like sensing temperature and distance. It has been used in many applications like computing, signal processing, and network selfconfiguration to expand network coverage and build up its scalability. The Unit of all these sensors that exhibit sensing and transmitting information will offer more information than those offered by autonomously operating sensors. Usually, the transmitting task is somewhat critical as there is a huge amount of data and sensors devices are restricted. Being the limited number of sensor devices the network is exposed to different types of attacks. The Traditional security mechanisms are not suitable for WSN as they are generally heavy and having limited number of nodes and also these mechanisms will not eliminate the risk of other attacks. WSN are most useful in different crucial domains such as health care, environment, industry, and security, military. For example, in a military operation, a wireless sensor network monitors various activities. If an event is detected, these sensor nodes sense that and report the data to the primary (base) station (called sink) by making communication with other nodes. To collect data from WSN base Stations are commonly used. Base stations have more resources (e.g. computation power and energy) compared to normal sensor nodes which include more or less such limitations. Aggregation points will gather the data from neighboring sensor nodes to combine the data and forward to master (base) stations, where the data will be further forwarded or processed to a processing center. In this manner, the energy can be preserved in WSN and the lifetime of network is expanded.




Swetha*, G., Reddy, Y. V. B., & Reddy, S. S. S. N. (2019). Wormhole Detection Mechanism in Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, 9(2), 1845–1847. https://doi.org/10.35940/ijitee.b7468.129219

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