Ad hoc network routing and security: A review

Congzhe Zhang, Meng Chu Zhou, Ming Yu

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Ad hoc network is a collection of wireless mobile nodes dynamically forming a local area network without the use of any existing network infrastructure or centralized administration. One problem in the design of such network is its wireless vulnerabilities and limited physical security. This paper considers the security attributes and goals of ad hoc network, reviews the latest developments of current routing and security mechanissm including encryption, protocols, user authentication, and physical security. It also explores the new approaches trying to solve current problems and points out the future research directions. These methods will be helpful in the military and other security-sensitive fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)909-925
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Communication Systems
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Network
  • Routing
  • Security


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