A lightweight key renewal scheme based authentication protocol with configurable RO PUF for clustered sensor networks

Yijun Cui, Jiang Li, Chenghua Wang, Chongyan Gu, Weiqiang Liu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

In clustered sensor networks, an adversary can easily capture and damage a member node. Therefore, it is important to detect the compromised nodes and renew the keys of all other nodes. Although many key renewal schemes have been proposed, the detection of compromised nodes is still difficult to achieve. Furthermore, due to the resources limitation, conventional encryption and authentication protocols are impractical when we take the power consumption and resource usage into consideration. In this paper, a lightweight and energy-efficient authentication protocol and key renewal scheme for clustered sensor networks was proposed, in which the configurable ring oscillator (CRO) physical unclonable function (PUF) is adopted to enhance the security. Typical CRO PUFs, including multiplexer (MUX) based PUF and XOR gate based CRO PUF, are analyzed and compared. The proposed scheme is implemented and evaluated on Zynq 7000 series SoC FPGAs. The results indicate that the configurable PUF structure is cost efficient and the proposed protocol is secure against major attacks on clustered sensor networks.
Original languageEnglish
Article number105265
JournalMicroelectronics Journal
Volume117
Early online date25 Sep 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'A lightweight key renewal scheme based authentication protocol with configurable RO PUF for clustered sensor networks'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this