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Dealing with a Non Green Behaviour in WSN

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Abdelkrim Abdelli
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Jalel Ben-Othman
Youcef Hammal
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Nowadays, the energy efficiency in wireless sensor networks (WSN) has become a challenging issue. Indeed, due to the sustainable development and deployment of such networks in our daily lives, energy efficiency is asked lto be significantly improved in order to achieve green networking. Greedy behaviours are one of the most malicious and insidious Denial of Service attacks, that threaten the green behaviour of wireless network. In such an attack, a greedy node attempts to improve its bandwidth at the expense of other nodes by not respecting its access network procedure, resulting in an overall increase of the energy consumption in the network. In this paper, we are interested in evaluating the energy efficiency of WSN in presence of a greedy behaviour. For this effect, we consider ZigBee networks using the non slotted IEEE 802.15.4 procedure. A time Petri net based modelling that characterizes the behaviour of both greedy and sane nodes, is first presented. Then, we simulate the model under TiNA platform by considering different scenarios in order to assess the energy efficiency of the network as well as other performance parameters. Hence, we confront the obtained values to discuss the impact of the greedy attack on the energy efficiency as well as a strategy to detect such a non green behaviour. Finally, we propose countermeasures to thwart the impact of the latter on the energy efficiency of the network.
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hal-01724068 , version 1 (06-03-2018)



Abdelkrim Abdelli, Lynda Mokdad, Jalel Ben-Othman, Youcef Hammal. Dealing with a Non Green Behaviour in WSN. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, In press, 84, pp.124-142. ⟨10.1016/j.simpat.2018.02.004⟩. ⟨hal-01724068⟩
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