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A Collaborative Secure Localization Algorithm Based on Trust Model in Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks

Han, G. H. ; Liu, L. L. ; Jiang, J. J. ; Shu, L. S. ; Rodrigues, J. R.

Sensors Vol. 16, Nº 2, pp. 229 - 229, February, 2016.

ISSN (print): 1424-3210
ISSN (online): 1424-8220

Journal Impact Factor: 2,033 (in 2015)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.3390/s16020229

LocalizationisoneofthehottestresearchtopicsinUnderwaterWirelessSensorNetworks (UWSNs), since many important applications of UWSNs, e.g., event sensing, target tracking and monitoring, require location information of sensor nodes. Nowadays, a large number of localization algorithms have been proposed for UWSNs. How to improve location accuracy are well studied. However, few of them take location reliability or security into consideration. In this paper, we propose a Collaborative Secure Localization algorithm based on Trust model (CSLT) for UWSNs to ensure location security. Based on the trust model, the secure localization process can be divided into the following five sub-processes: trust evaluation of anchor nodes, initial localization of unknown nodes, trust evaluation of reference nodes, selection of reference node, and secondary localization of unknown node. Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed CSLT algorithm performs better than the compared related works in terms of location security, average localization accuracy and localization ratio.