Secure localization in wireless sensor networks

Yanchao Zhang, Wei Liu, Yuguang Fang

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21 Scopus citations


Ad hoc wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have attracted a great deal of attention in recent years for their broad potential in both military and civilian operations. The proper operations of many WSNs rely on the knowledge of physical sensor locations. However, most existing localization algorithms developed for WSNs are vulnerable to attacks in hostile environments. As a result, adversaries can easily subvert the normal functionalities of location-dependent WSNs by exploiting the weakness of localization algorithms. In this paper, we first present a general secure localization scheme to protect localization from adversarial attacks. We then propose a mobility-assisted secure localization framework for WSNs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMILCOM 2005
Subtitle of host publicationMilitary Communications Conference 2005
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0780393937, 9780780393936
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventMILCOM 2005: Military Communications Conference 2005 - Atlatnic City, NJ, United States
Duration: Oct 17 2005Oct 20 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM


OtherMILCOM 2005: Military Communications Conference 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlatnic City, NJ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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