Modeling anonymous MANET communications using super-nodes

Bing Li, Dijiang Huang

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In mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), how to measure communication anonymity is a crucial issue. In our previous work [1], a theoretic approach based on evidence theory was proposed with detailed analysis. However, localization errors and scalability issues were not considered in the system assumption. In this paper, we further develop our work to incorporate localization errors in anonymity analysis. We propose the concept of super-nodes to model group based mobility. Time domain is sliced into intervals. In each interval, our proposed approach categorizes mobile nodes into clusters based on a novel metric that integrates geographical distances, historical distance records, and communication hops. We then provide the algorithm to generate super-nodes based on cluster formations from each interval. Evaluation results exhibit a satisfactory accuracy to recover group formation using super-nodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2013
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 18 2013Nov 20 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM


Other2013 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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