An Exposition of Performance-Security Trade-offs in RANETs Based on Quantitative Network Models
KeywordMobile ad hoc network (manet)
; Robotic mobile wireless ad hoc network (ranet)
; Quality-of-service (qos)
; Queueing network (qn)
; Generalised stochastic petri net (gspn)
; Colored petri nets
; Entropy maximization
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AbstractSecurity mechanisms, such as encryption and authentication protocols, require extra computing resources and therefore, have an adverse effect upon the performance of robotic mobile wireless ad hoc networks (RANETs). Thus, an optimal performance and security trade-off should be one of the main aspects that should be taken into consideration during the design, development, tuning and upgrading of such networks. In this context, an exposition is initially undertaken on the applicability of Petri nets (PNs) and queueing networks (QNs) in conjunction with their generalisations and hybrid integrations as robust quantitative modelling tools for the performance analysis of discrete flow systems, such as computer systems, communication networks and manufacturing systems. To overcome some of the inherent limitations of these models, a novel hybrid modelling framework is explored for the quantitative evaluation of RANETs, where each robotic node is represented by an abstract open hybrid G-GSPN_QN model with head-of-line priorities, subject to combined performance and security metrics (CPSMs). The proposed model focuses on security processing and state-based control and it is based on an open generalised stochastic PN (GSPN) with a gated multi-class 'On-Off' traffic and mobility model. Moreover, it employs a power consumption model and is linked in tandem with an arbitrary QN consisting of finite capacity channel queues with blocking for 'intra' robot component-to-component communication and 'inter' robot-to-robot transmission. Conclusions and future research directions are included.
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CitationMiskeen GMA, Kouvatsos DD and Habibzadeh E (2013) An exposition of performance-security trade-offs in RANETs based on quantitative network models. Wireless Personal Communications. 70(3): 1121-1146.
Link to publisher’s versionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11277-013-1105-0
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