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Critical Infrastructure Surveillance Using Secure Wireless Sensor Networks

Department of Computer Networks and Computer Communications, University of Passau, Innstr. 43, 94032 Passau, Bayern, Germany
Coalesenses GmbH, Maria-Goeppert-Str. 1, 23562 Lübeck, Germany
Center for Sensor Systems, University of Siegen, 57076 Siegen, Germany
SINUS Messtechnik GmbH, Föpplstr. 13, 04347 Leipzig, Germany
Institute of Telematics, University of Lübeck, 23562 Lübeck, Germany
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Academic Editors: Zbigniew Kotulski, Bogdan Ksiezopolski and Pascal Lafourcade
J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2015, 4(4), 336-370;
Received: 8 June 2015 / Revised: 21 October 2015 / Accepted: 9 November 2015 / Published: 25 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Security Issues in Sensor Networks)
In this work, a secure wireless sensor network (WSN) for the surveillance, monitoring and protection of critical infrastructures was developed. To guarantee the security of the system, the main focus was the implementation of a unique security concept, which includes both security on the communication level, as well as mechanisms that ensure the functional safety during its operation. While there are many theoretical approaches in various subdomains of WSNs—like network structures, communication protocols and security concepts—the construction, implementation and real-life application of these devices is still rare. This work deals with these aforementioned aspects, including all phases from concept-generation to operation of a secure wireless sensor network. While the key focus of this paper lies on the security and safety features of the WSN, the detection, localization and classification capabilities resulting from the interaction of the nodes’ different sensor types are also described. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless sensor networks; security; functional safety; networking wireless sensor networks; security; functional safety; networking
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Niedermeier, M.; He, X.; De Meer, H.; Buschmann, C.; Hartmann, K.; Langmann, B.; Koch, M.; Fischer, S.; Pfisterer, D. Critical Infrastructure Surveillance Using Secure Wireless Sensor Networks. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2015, 4, 336-370.

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