A Provenance-Aware Distributed Trust Model for Resilient Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Networks

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12481-12489
Journal / PublicationIEEE Internet of Things Journal
Volume8
Issue number16
Online published7 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2021

Abstract

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Network is an emerging industrial IoT network for collaborative UAV communication and management. The open architecture and dynamic topology, which provide functional benefits, unfortunately make UAVNs more vulnerable to a variety of attacks. In UAVNs malicious nodes not only eavesdrop the communications between UAV nodes, but also attempt to attack the entire network by injecting or modifying messages. This work proposes a provenance-aware distributed trust model, named UAV-pro, for UAVNs that aims to achieve accurate peer-to-peer trust assessment and maximize the delivery of correct messages received by destination nodes while minimizing the message delay and communication cost under resource-constrained network environments. Provenance refers to the history of ownership of messages transmitted on the network. The behavior of message creators and operators can be effectively evaluated based on message integrity, then generate the observational evidence. We collect the observational evidence for distributed trust evaluation, then identify malicious nodes in the network and isolate them from the network. UAVN-pro takes a data-driven approach to reduce resource consumption in the presence of selfish or malicious nodes, while ensuring the safe transmission of data by digital signature technology. The experimental results show that UAVN-pro works is compatible with the existing UAV network routing protocols, and can effectively identify attacks such as the black hole, grey hole, message modification, fake recommendation and fake identity in UAV networks. UAVN-pro is superior to the existing security model in terms of detection rate, delivery rate and system energy consumption in most cases.

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  • Ad hoc network, Distributed trust model, Drones, IoT, Monitoring, Peer-to-peer computing, Provenance-aware, Routing protocols, Security, Task analysis, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

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A Provenance-Aware Distributed Trust Model for Resilient Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Networks. / Ge, Chunpeng; Zhou, Lu; Hancke, Gerhard P. et al.
In: IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Vol. 8, No. 16, 15.08.2021, p. 12481-12489.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review