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Information 2019, 10(2), 43; https://doi.org/10.3390/info10020043

Efficient Security Scheme for Disaster Surveillance UAV Communication Networks

Department of Computer Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
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Received: 4 October 2018 / Revised: 9 January 2019 / Accepted: 24 January 2019 / Published: 29 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Vehicular Networks and Applications)
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Abstract

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) play a significant role to alleviate the negative impacts of disasters by providing essential assistance to the rescue and evacuation operations in the affected areas. Then, the reliability of UAV connections and the accuracy of exchanged information are critical parameters. In this paper, we propose networking and security architecture for disaster surveillance UAV system. The networking scheme involves a two-tier cluster network based on IEEE 802.11ah, which can provide traffic isolation between the tiers. The security scheme guarantees the accuracy and availability of the collected information from the disaster area applying fingerprint features and data redundancy techniques; the proposed scheme also utilizes the lightweight Ring-Learning with Errors (Ring-LWE) crypto-system to assure the confidentiality of the transmitted data with low overhead. View Full-Text
Keywords: UAVs; ring-LWE crypto-system; IEEE 802.11ah; drones UAVs; ring-LWE crypto-system; IEEE 802.11ah; drones
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Abdallah, A.; Ali, M.Z.; Mišić, J.; Mišić, V.B. Efficient Security Scheme for Disaster Surveillance UAV Communication Networks. Information 2019, 10, 43.

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