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Sensors 2009, 9(7), 5324-5338;

Secure Many-to-One Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks

Department of Computer Engineering and Mathematics, UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Av. Països Catalans 26, E-43007 Tarragona, Spain
Department of Mathematics, Universitat de Lleida, Av. Jaume II, 69, E-25001 Lleida, Spain
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Received: 18 May 2009 / Accepted: 2 July 2009 / Published: 7 July 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Spain)
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Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are formed by nodes with limited computational and power resources. WSNs are finding an increasing number of applications, both civilian and military, most of which require security for the sensed data being collected by the base station from remote sensor nodes. In addition, when many sensor nodes transmit to the base station, the implosion problem arises. Providing security measures and implosion resistance in a resource-limited environment is a real challenge. This article reviews the aggregation strategies proposed in the literature to handle the bandwidth and security problems related to many-to-one transmission in WSNs. Recent contributions to secure lossless many-to-one communication developed by the authors in the context of several Spanish-funded projects are surveyed. Ongoing work on the secure lossy many-to-one communication is also sketched. View Full-Text
Keywords: many-to-one communications; security; sensors; WSN many-to-one communications; security; sensors; WSN
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Viejo, A.; Domingo-Ferrer, J.; Sebé, F.; Castellà-Roca, J. Secure Many-to-One Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2009, 9, 5324-5338.

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