An SDN-Based Secure Mobility Model for UAV-Ground Communications

Rajesh Kumar*, Mohd Abuzar Sayeed, Vishal Sharma, Ilsun You

*Corresponding author for this work

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Multi-UAV collaborative networks provide with the opportunity to exploit civil, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and geographical reconnaissance, survey, management, and control. For the collaborative network formation, coverage is of prime paramountcy. Alongside coverage, possession of information and communication security is withal a major challenge. The coverage quandary can be resolved by a perspicacious selection of UAV waypoints. But the security paradigm which can be an effect of faulty node, intrusion or even choice of erroneous communication channels needs to be taken care of through efficacious strategies. Consequently, both a specialized UAV mobility model and a security mechanism are required in order to establish prosperous collaborative networks. In this article, an SDN-based secure mobility model is proposed which takes into account the topological density and restricts the UAV and ground node (Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)) transmissions to authenticity. Significant gains are observed for throughput, coverage, and latency by establishing a simulated network between multiple UAVs and WSN motes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile Internet Security: 2nd International Symposium, MobiSec 2017: Revised Selected Papers
EditorsVishal Sharma, Hsing-Chung Chen, Ilsun You, Igor Kotenko
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789811337314
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Symposium on Mobile Internet Security, MobiSec 2017 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 19 Oct 201722 Oct 2017

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference2nd International Symposium on Mobile Internet Security, MobiSec 2017
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island


  • Mobility model
  • SDN
  • Security
  • UAVs
  • WSNs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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