Blockchain-Based Key Management for Heterogeneous Flying Ad Hoc Network

Yawen Tan, Jiajia Liu, Nei Kato

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21 被引用数 (Scopus)


Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is recognized as one of the best sensing tools for gathering data in the industrial Internet of things sector. Besides, the flying ad hoc network (FANET) with multiple drones shows significant advantages in complicated task performing of large area. However, as an important part of communication security, key management for FANET currently depends heavily on the base station or infrastructures, which may easily become the attack target or increase the communication overheads of drones. Therefore, we propose a blockchain-based distributed key management scheme for heterogeneous FANET in this article, based on which drones can autonomously distribute cluster keys, update their public/private key pairs, migrate between clusters, and revoke malicious UAVs in a secure way. Security analysis and performance evaluation prove that our scheme can resist against a variety of external and internal attacks, and guarantee lightweight energy consumption for ordinary drones in the network.

ジャーナルIEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
出版ステータスPublished - 2021 11月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 制御およびシステム工学
  • 情報システム
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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