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Title: Blockchain Secured Alternative to Mixed Routing / Non-Routing Nodes Wireless Sensor Network Topologies for Industrial Settings

Abstract

Mesh networking of wireless sensors implies that individual sensor nodes will be able to communicate with neighboring nodes thereby forming a communication fabric. In the case of traditional wireless sensors, their radio frequency coverage – or RF footprint – is defined by the maximum separation distance between neighboring nodes while still achieving some level of, typically degrading from maximum, information transfer (throughput). Security issues arise in the situations where the sensor nodes are deployed near the physical boundary of an industrial site (edge nodes). In the more general case of the sensors relying on omnidirectional antennas, the edge nodes’ RF footprint may extend beyond the edge of the facility. If the edge nodes perform as routing nodes, then it may be possible for similar sensors/devices outside of the facility boundary to join the network. Here, while various schemes have been implemented to address this security issue, we report on the possibility of using blockchain for security of such edge nodes.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1615199
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 2395-0072
Publisher:
Talmilnadu - RJ Publications
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; wireless sensors; mesh networking; blockchain

Citation Formats

Fuhr, Peter L., and Rooke, Sterling S.. Blockchain Secured Alternative to Mixed Routing / Non-Routing Nodes Wireless Sensor Network Topologies for Industrial Settings. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Fuhr, Peter L., & Rooke, Sterling S.. Blockchain Secured Alternative to Mixed Routing / Non-Routing Nodes Wireless Sensor Network Topologies for Industrial Settings. United States.
Fuhr, Peter L., and Rooke, Sterling S.. Sun . "Blockchain Secured Alternative to Mixed Routing / Non-Routing Nodes Wireless Sensor Network Topologies for Industrial Settings". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1615199.
@article{osti_1615199,
title = {Blockchain Secured Alternative to Mixed Routing / Non-Routing Nodes Wireless Sensor Network Topologies for Industrial Settings},
author = {Fuhr, Peter L. and Rooke, Sterling S.},
abstractNote = {Mesh networking of wireless sensors implies that individual sensor nodes will be able to communicate with neighboring nodes thereby forming a communication fabric. In the case of traditional wireless sensors, their radio frequency coverage – or RF footprint – is defined by the maximum separation distance between neighboring nodes while still achieving some level of, typically degrading from maximum, information transfer (throughput). Security issues arise in the situations where the sensor nodes are deployed near the physical boundary of an industrial site (edge nodes). In the more general case of the sensors relying on omnidirectional antennas, the edge nodes’ RF footprint may extend beyond the edge of the facility. If the edge nodes perform as routing nodes, then it may be possible for similar sensors/devices outside of the facility boundary to join the network. Here, while various schemes have been implemented to address this security issue, we report on the possibility of using blockchain for security of such edge nodes.},
doi = {},
journal = {International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology},
number = 12,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

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