Grant Title: Integrated QoS and security mechanisms to support mission critical applications in MANETs

Period: Dec 2006 - Dec 2007  

Amount: $78,291  

PI: Turgay Korkmaz


Objective: Despite their potential benefits, MANETs are currently not able to meet the stringent security and quality-of-service (QoS) requirements in military settings. In this project, we investigate these two key issues and integrate them so that various attacks can be detected/avoided during the QoS-aware operations of the network.
Approach: Develop basic mechanisms such as traffic prioritization and packet authentication at MAC layer. Consider soft QoS techniques across transport, network and data link layers Consider behavior monitoring to combat both outsider and internal attacks
Deliverables: Implementation of proposed QoS and security mechanisms using ns2 and/or glomosim Publications and reports describing the details of proposed mechanisms and their effectiveness

Publications supported by this grant

1.            Wei Zhou and Turgay Korkmaz, Lower-Priority-Triggered Distributed MAC-layer Priority Scheduling in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, The Third International Workshop on Localized Communication and Topology Protocols for Ad hoc Networks (LOCAN 2007) in conjunction with The 4th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS-2007) Pisa, Italy, October 8-12, 2007,  7 pages. (to appear)

Students supported by this grant

  • Sandeep Tigulla, MS student