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DeliveryCoin: An IDS and Blockchain-Based Delivery Framework for Drone-Delivered Services

Department of Computer Science, Guelma University, Guelma 24000, Algeria
School of Computer Science and Informatics, De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH, UK
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Computers 2019, 8(3), 58;
Received: 20 July 2019 / Revised: 2 August 2019 / Accepted: 5 August 2019 / Published: 6 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Blockchain-Based Systems)
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In this paper, we propose an intrusion detection system (IDS) and Blockchain-based delivery framework, called DeliveryCoin, for drone-delivered services. The DeliveryCoin framework consists of four phases, including system initialization phase, creating the block, updating the blockchain, and intrusion detection phase. To achieve privacy-preservation, the DeliveryCoin framework employs hash functions and short signatures without random oracles and the Strong Diffie–Hellman (SDH) assumption in bilinear groups. To achieve consensus inside the blockchain-based delivery platform, we introduce a UAV-aided forwarding mechanism, named pBFTF. We also propose an IDS system in each macro eNB (5G) for detecting self-driving network attacks as well as false transactions between self-driving nodes. Furthermore, extensive simulations are conducted, and results confirm the efficiency of our proposed DeliveryCoin framework in terms of latency of blockchain consensus and accuracy. View Full-Text
Keywords: blockchain; unmanned aerial vehicle; drone-delivered services; security; IDS blockchain; unmanned aerial vehicle; drone-delivered services; security; IDS

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Ferrag, M.A.; Maglaras, L. DeliveryCoin: An IDS and Blockchain-Based Delivery Framework for Drone-Delivered Services. Computers 2019, 8, 58.

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