Neighbor Constraint Traffic Centric Distributed Sinkhole Detection and Mitigation Approach for Quality of Service Improvement in Wireless Sensor Networks

  • K. DevibalaEmail author
  • S. Balamurali
  • A. Ayyasamy
  • M. Archana
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 11)


In Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), the problems of sinkhole detection and mitigation have been studied through various methods, but suffer with the problems of high complex detection and overhead introduced by detection process. The Quality of Service (QoS) has been degraded greatly by the impact of sinkhole attack because the malicious node can read much information about the source or the communications; this helps malicious nodes to perform various kinds of attacks. In order to overcome such drawbacks of network security, in this paper propose a Neighbor Constraint Traffic Centric (NCTC) Method for sinkhole detection to support QoS development of WSN. The problem of multiple identifications is resolved by verifying the transmission performed through other neighbors of the malicious node. From the traffic incurred in the neighbor of malicious node is used to verify the location or traffic sent by the malicious node. The method produces efficient results in sinkhole detection and increases the throughput and also the packet delivery ratio and reduces the frequency of sinkhole detection.


Wireless sensor networks Sinkhole attacks Neighbor-based detection Traffic centric method QoS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Devibala
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. Balamurali
    • 2
  • A. Ayyasamy
    • 3
  • M. Archana
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceAyya Nadar Janaki Ammal CollegeSivakasiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer ApplicationKalasalingam UniversityVirudhunagarIndia
  3. 3.Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Department of Computer Science and EngineeringAnnamalai UniversityChidambaramIndia

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