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Illustration, Detection & Prevention of Sleep Deprivation Anomaly in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Keywords: Anomaly Detection and Prevention, Mobile Ad Hoc Network, Security, Sleep Deprivation

Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology

Volume 36 ,  Issue 2



MANETs (Mobile Ad Hoc Networks) have applications in various walks of life from rescue operations to battle fieled operations, personal and commercial. However, routing operations in MANETs are still vulnerable to anomalies and DoS (Denial of Service) attacks such as sleep deprivation. In SD (Sleep Deprivation) attack malicious node exploits the vulnerability in the route discovery function of the reactive routing protocol for example AODV (Ad Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector). In this paper, we first illustrate the SD anomaly in MANETs and then propose a SD detection and prevention algorithm which efficiently deals with this attack. We assess the performance of our proposed approach through simulation, evaluating its successfulness using different network scenarios.