Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2007/180

A Novel Secure Session Key Generation using two-level architecture For Cluster-Based Ad Hoc Networks Based On ID-Based Bilinear Paring

*Jue-Sam Chou 1, Yalin Chen 2, Tsung-Heng Chen 3

Abstract: In 1997, Ruppe R. et al [17] first proposed a Near-Term Digital Radio (NTDR) network system which is a cluster-based ad hoc network intended to be used efficiently for military missions. In the same year, Zavgren J. [18] proposed a management protocol for the NTDR network system. But they both lack the security considerations. In 2003, Varadharajan et al [4] proposed a secure cluster-based ad hoc network protocol using public key infrastructure (PKI). However, in 2005, Chang et al pointed out that using PKI would be a heavy burden for the computation of each mobile node. Hence, they proposed a protocol [5] based on Diffie-Hellman method for securing network, in the same year, Liaw et al. proposed a secured key exchange protocol [20] for securing nodes communication in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). In 2006, also for security purpose, Chang and Lee [6] proposed the other scheme by using nodes’ identities. But after our analysis, we find that both of their protocols have some mistakes. Accordingly, we propose a new protocol based on ID-based bilinear pairing to get rid of nowadays unsolved security problem in NTDR network. After our analysis, we conclude that our scheme is not only secure but also very efficient.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols / the NTDR network system, PKI, cluster-based ad hoc network system, ID-based, bilinear pairing

Date: received 11 May 2007

Contact author: jschou at mail nhu edu tw

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