Visible to the public Game-theoretic approach to mitigate packet dropping in wireless Ad-hoc networks

TitleGame-theoretic approach to mitigate packet dropping in wireless Ad-hoc networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsTootaghaj, Diman Zad, Farhat, Farshid, Pakravan, Mohammad-Reza, Aref, Mohammad-Reza
Conference Name2011 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC)
KeywordsAd hoc networks, Ad-hoc Wireless Networks Security, directional antennas, Energy states, ERTFT game theoretic strategy, game theoretic security, game theory, game-theoretic adaptive multipath routing protocol, Games, GTAMR protocol, human factors, packet dropping mitigation, Predictive Metrics, Promoting cooperation, pubcrawl, Resilience to Selfishness, Routing, Routing protocols, Scalability, security, telecommunication security, Thin film transistors, wireless ad hoc networks, wireless nodes
AbstractPerformance of routing is severely degraded when misbehaving nodes drop packets instead of properly forwarding them. In this paper, we propose a Game-Theoretic Adaptive Multipath Routing (GTAMR) protocol to detect and punish selfish or malicious nodes which try to drop information packets in routing phase and defend against collaborative attacks in which nodes try to disrupt communication or save their power. Our proposed algorithm outranks previous schemes because it is resilient against attacks in which more than one node coordinate their misbehavior and can be used in networks which wireless nodes use directional antennas. We then propose a game theoretic strategy, ERTFT, for nodes to promote cooperation. In comparison with other proposed TFT-like strategies, ours is resilient to systematic errors in detection of selfish nodes and does not lead to unending death spirals.
Citation Keytootaghaj_game-theoretic_2011