DETECTING MALICIOUS VEHICLE IN A VANET SCENARIO BY INCORPORATING SECURITY IN AODV PROTOCOL

Abstract
Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANET) has emerged as a recognized advancement in wireless technologies. Each node in the network may be either a vehicle or Road Side Unit (RSU) which has to be equipped with the necessary communication facility. Every vehicle in VANET must be authenticated to establish a reliable and secure network communication. The AODV routing protocol which is normally applied in a VANET scenario does not detect malicious vehicles, if it exist. In this paper, a security mechanism has been incorporated in the AODV protocol to strengthen it as Robust AODV (RAODV) to detect a malicious vehicle. Sample architecture with centralized control unit, RSUs and some vehicles is illustrated to demonstrate the added security feature. AODV routing protocol has been applied in a simulated environment using NS-2 package. Performance metrics such as Packet Delivery Ratio, End to End delay, Routing Overhead and Number of dropped packets, for various vehicle speed were analyzed with the RAODV protocol.

Authors
V. Lakshmi Praba1 and A. Ranichitra2
1Government Arts College for Women, India,2Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India

Keywords
Ad hoc, VANET, RSU, Central Authority, AODV
Published By :
ICTACT
Published In :
ICTACT Journal on Communication Technology
( Volume: 3 , Issue: 3 )
Date of Publication :
September 2012

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