Visible to the public Performance evaluation of a new secure routing protocol for UAV Ad hoc Network

TitlePerformance evaluation of a new secure routing protocol for UAV Ad hoc Network
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsMaxa, Jean-Aimé, Ben Mahmoud, Mohamed Slim, Larrieu, Nicolas
Conference Name2019 IEEE/AIAA 38th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC)
KeywordsAd Hoc Network Security, aircraft communication, autonomous aerial vehicles, compositionality, ground control station, message authentication, Metrics, mobile ad hoc network, mobile ad hoc networks, multi-robot systems, multiple node attack, network architecture, network integrity, performance evaluation, pubcrawl, quality of service, Real-world experiment, Resiliency, Routing Protocol, Routing protocols, secure routing protocol, Secure UAV Ad hoc routing Protocol, security architecture, security mechanisms, security of data, SUAP, telecommunication security, UAANET, UAV ad hoc network, UAV swarm, wormhole attack detection

UAANET (UAV Ad hoc Network) is defined as an autonomous system made of swarm of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and GCS (Ground Control Station). Compared to other types of MANET (Mobile Ad hoc network), UAANET have some unique features and bring several challenges. One of them is the design of routing protocol. It must be efficient for creating routes between nodes and dynamically adjusting to the rapidly changing topology. It must also be secure to protect the integrity of the network against malicious attackers. In this paper, we will present the architecture and the performance evaluation (based on both real-life experimental and emulation studies) of a secure routing protocol called SUAP (Secure UAV Ad hoc routing Protocol). SUAP ensures routing services between nodes to exchange real-time traffic and also guarantees message authentication and integrity to protect the network integrity. Additional security mechanisms were added to detect Wormhole attacks. Wormhole attacks represent a high level of risk for UAV ad hoc network and this is the reason why we choose to focus on this specific multi node attack. Through performance evaluation campaign, our results show that SUAP ensures the expected security services against different types of attacks while providing an acceptable quality of service for real-time data exchanges.

Citation Keymaxa_performance_2019