Prioritization-based QoS Support with
Attack Resilience in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
Sponsor: DoD Infrastructure Support Program for HBCU/MI
Grant: 54477-CI-ISP (UNCLASSIFIED)
Period: September 15, 2008 - August 31, 2012
PI: Turgay Korkmaz
Future military missions will extensively use networked devices along with wireless mobile ad
hoc and sensor networks, e.g., troops exchanging strategic information, (un)manned vehicles/devices exchanging
command-control messages, critical audio/video streaming between soldiers etc. Clearly, such military
applications are in nature mission-critical and require various levels of quality-of-service (QoS) and
security supports along with robustness and scalability. Providing such supports is essential to the
success of future military missions.
Realizing the importance of providing such supports, the research community has been investigating
various QoS and security issues while calling for simpler but yet the-state-of-the-art mechanisms for
providing the desired levels of QoS and security. Moreover, most studies are done within idealized
simulation environments; thus, it is not clear what will really work in practice. With these in mind,
we are mainly targeting the general area of providing QoS support in wireless networks and planning
to make our research as experimental as possible by implementing and testing our ideas or other promising
ideas using the wireless laptops and sensors that� will be purchased through this� grant. Experimentations
will deepen our understanding of the theoretical and practical limitations of wireless networks and allow
us to develop practical QoS mechanisms. Taking the concerns due to dynamics of wireless networks into account,
we propose a reservationless, prioritization-based QoS support scheme and plan to develop necessary
mechanisms across the network and data link (MAC) layers.
Specifically, we plan to explore our recently proposed distributed prioritization scheduling mechanism
at the MAC layer along with� new mechanisms at the network layer such as� determining and maintaining
QoS-based paths without requiring global state-information. In addition, we plan to extend our proposed
mechanisms to multi-radio, multi-channel wireless networks to further increase the capacity.
While providing the envisioned reservationless, prioritization-based QoS support, it is important to
consider unauthorized nodes that may not respect the underlying QoS mechanisms and degrade the QoS
capabilities through various attacks (e.g., DoS, unauthorized access to the network, delete messages,
inject false packets, or impersonate a node). Accordingly, our second important task in this project is
to develop necessary security mechanisms and integrate them into our QoS mechanisms so that various
attacks/intrusions can be detected and avoided while maintaining the QoS-based operation of the network.
In addition to research, this project targets to quantitatively and qualitatively improve the participation
of minority students in computer science while enriching the process of learning and discovery for all
students. Although our university is a Hispanic-dominated minority-serving institution, the participation
of these students in graduate level education is very low. I believe the experimentation component of our
research and the fellowships that will be offered through this grant will attract many of these students
and allow us to involve all interested students in our research through various educational activities
such as independent studies, weekly seminars, outreach efforts, and mentoring.
- Husnu Narman, Turgay Korkmaz, Suleyman Tek,
Utilizing Distance Distribution in Determining Topological Characteristics of Multi-hop Wireless Networks
ICNC'13 - Workshops - CNC, January 2013.
Andrew Wichmann, Justin Chester, Turgay Korkmaz, Smooth Path Construction for Data Mule Tours in Wireless Sensor Networks
IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, Dec 2012
- Charles J. Zinsmeyer and Turgay Korkmaz, A Comparative Review of Connectivity-Based Wireless Sensor Localization Techniques,
Journal of Internet Services and Information Security (JISIS), volume: 2, number: 1/2, pp. 59-72.
- Navid Pustchi and Turgay Korkmaz, Improving packet reception rate for mobile sinks in wireless sensor networks,
2012 IEEE International Symposium on World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 1 - 9
- Rehan Akbani, Turgay Korkmaz and G. V. S. Raju, Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks Security,
Recent Advances in Computer Science and Information Engineering Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering,
2012, Volume 127, 659-666, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-25769-8_92 link
- Rehan Akbani, Turgay Korkmaz, EMLTrust: An Enhanced Machine Learning Based Reputation System GVS Raju,
Ad Hoc Networks, 10 (2012), 435–457
- Rehan Akbani and Turgay Korkmaz, Enhancing Role Based Trust Management with a Reputation System for MANETs,
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Volume 2011, Issue 1, pp 1-14.
The article is available electronically on SpringerLink:
- Turgay Korkmaz and Suleyman Tek, Analyzing Response Time of Batch Signing,
Journal of Internet Services and Information Security (JISIS), May 2011, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 70-85,
- Griffin, M.; Korkmaz, T., Distributed verification of global multiple disjoint paths in mobile wireless
networks, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), 2011 7th
International, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/IWCMC.2011.5982626, Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 666 - 670,
Full Text: PDF
- Korkmaz, T.; Sarac, K., Characterizing link and path reliability in large-scale wireless sensor
networks, IEEE 6th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob), 2010
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/WIMOB.2010.5644996, Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 217 - 224, Full Text:
Rehan Akbani and Turgay Korkmaz, Applications of Support Vector Machines in Bioinformatics and Network
Security,Application of Machine Learning, Yagang Zhang (Ed.), InTech, pp. 1-20, 2010,
Turgay Korkmaz, Batch forwarding in wireless sensor networks, MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE, 2010 - MILCOM 2010,
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/MILCOM.2010.5680104, Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 116 - 124
Turgay Korkmaz, Analyzing Response Time of Batch Signing, Proceedings of 18th
Internatonal Conference on Computer Communications and Networks 2009 (ICCCN 2009),
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ICCCN.2009.5235314
Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 1 - 6 Full Text:
Akbani, R.; Korkmaz, T.; Raju, G.V.S.; A Hybrid Trust Management System for automated fine-grained access control
Military Communications Conference, 2009. MILCOM 2009. IEEE, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/MILCOM.2009.5379722
Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 1 - 7
- Drew Wichmann, Efficient Mobile Element Deployment in Tactical Wireless Sensor Networks,
UTSA CoS Research Conference, Sept 2012.
- Drew Wichmann, Justin Chester, Turgay Korkmaz, Tour Planning for
UAV Data Mules in Border Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks,
UTSA CoS Research Conference, Sept 30, 2011.
- Navid Pustchi and Turgay Korkmaz, Improving reliability in wireless
sensor networks using multiple radio,
UTSA CoS Research Conference, Sept 30, 2011.
- Charles J. Zinsmeyer and Turgay Korkmaz, Wireless sensor localization techniques,
UTSA CoS Research Conference 2010. online
Students Supported by This grant
- Fall 2008: none
- Spring 2009: Raphael Simmons, Brian Kendall (undergrad), Carlos Martinez (undergrad)
- Summer 2009:
Salvador Rodriguez, Charles Zinsmeyer, Raphael Simmons.
- Fall 2009:
- Spring 2010:
A.T. Fouty, Darin Reed (undergrad).
Morteza Shahriari Nia.
Justin Chester (new PhD student), Drew Wichmann (new PhD student),
Faranak Sorooshian, Morteza Shahriari Nia, Navid Pustchi,
Justin Chester (PhD student), Drew Wichmann (PhD student)
Morteza Shahriari Nia,
Justin Chester (PhD student), Drew Wichmann (PhD student),
Morteza Shahriari Nia, Navid Pustchi.
Justin Chester (PhD student), Drew Wichmann (PhD student), Navid Pustchi (MS student).
Justin Chester (PhD student), Drew Wichmann (PhD student), Navid Pustchi (PhD student).
Drew Wichmann (PhD student).
This page certified up-to-date on Nov 12, 2012 by Turgay Korkmaz.