Trust Based Energy Preserving Routing Protocol in Multi-hop WSN

  • Saima RazaEmail author
  • Waleej Haider
  • Nouman M. Durrani
  • Nadeem Kafi Khan
  • Mohammad Asad Abbasi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9466)


Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are widely used in many sensitive applications, where human deployment is almost impossible. Due to resource constraints, the network and hence the forwarded information is open for attacks. Hence, it is desirable to ensure source to sink privacy in order to maximize the network lifetime. In this paper we studied security threats and energy constraints while deploying WSN nodes. Moreover, we propose a Trust Based Secure and Energy Preserving Routing Protocol (TEPP), in multi-hop WSN. The proposed solution monitors reputation and trust worthiness of nodes and maintains a history of interaction between nodes to identify secure and trust worthy path. The effectiveness of our proposed protocol has been experimentally verified against various attacks. At the end future research directions have been highlighted.


WSN Trust-based Energy efficient Secure routing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saima Raza
    • 1
    Email author
  • Waleej Haider
    • 1
  • Nouman M. Durrani
    • 2
  • Nadeem Kafi Khan
    • 2
  • Mohammad Asad Abbasi
    • 1
  1. 1.Sir Syed University of Engineering and TechnologyKarachiPakistan
  2. 2.FAST NUCESKarachiPakistan

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