Cluster Computing

, Volume 22, Supplement 5, pp 10637–10648 | Cite as

Energy aware and fast authentication scheme using identity based encryption in wireless sensor networks

  • Ayush SoganiEmail author
  • Aman Jain


Wireless sensor networks described as an emerging new technology with a very promising future. Advances made in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are the merging of advanced electronic and wireless technologies. Due to the popularity gained by the wireless environment, Security is the main concern. Node authentication without compromising lifespan of the networks is practically a daunting task. This research work introduces a new model, IBE-ECC that administers the energy of sensor nodes with faster authentication process. Signature verification model is deployed to achieve faster authentication process. Nevertheless, the public key-based strategies eliminate the security process but their verification process takes larger time. Therefore, authentication speed is a major constraint of our research endeavor. The proposed scheme is design to achieve high security and fast authentication with energy efficiency. It uses identity-based encryption on elliptic curve cryptography and a user authentication with an energy efficient key management. Further, to improve the speed of the authentication, it reduces the signature size so that it would accelerate signature verification faster. Hence, the proposed scheme will provide a secure key management, energy efficiency, fast authentication and additionally, computation overhead and communication costs are minimized. Finally, the experimental result demonstrates that the proposed strategy obtains 4797 ms higher execution efficiency and 45. 53% lower computation costs than existing schemes.


Wireless sensor network Fast authentication Energy efficient key management Elliptic curve cryptography (ECC)  and Identity based encryption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The IIS UniversityJaipurIndia
  2. 2.Maharishi Arvind Institute of Science and ManagementJaipurIndia

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