Elliptic curve and pseudo-inverse matrix based cryptosystem for wireless sensor networks

Shomen Deb, Md. Mokammel Haque


Applying asymmetric key security to wireless sensor network (WSN) has been challenging task for the researcher of this field. One common trade-off is that asymmetric key architecture does provide good enough security than symmetric key but on the other hand, sensor network has some resource limitations to implement asymmetric key approach. Elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) has significant advantages than other asymmetric key system like RSA, D-H etc. The most important feature of ECC is that it has much less bit requirement and at the same time, ensures better security compared to others. Hence, ECC can be a better option for implementing asymmetric key approach for sensor network. We propose a new cryptosystem which is based on Pseudo-inverse matrix and Elliptic Curve Cryptography. We establish a relationship between these two different concepts and evaluate our proposed system on the basis of the results of similar works as well as our own simulation done in TinyOS environment.


Public key cryptography; Elliptic Curve Cryptography; Wireless Sensor Network

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v9i5.pp4479-4492

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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