Journal of Computer Science

Evaluation Metrics for Wireless Sensor Network Security: Algorithms Review and Software Tool

Qasem Abu Al-Haija, Mohamed H. Shwehdi and Muhammad Banat

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2013.635.645

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 9, Issue 5

Pages 635-645


Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) is currently receiving a significant attention due to their potential impact into several real life applications such as military and home automation technology. The work in this study is a complementary part of what’s discussed. In this study, we propose a software tool to simulate and evaluate the six evaluation metrics presented for non-deterministic wireless sensor network in which are: Scalability, Key Connectivity, Memory complexity, Communication complexity, Power Consumption and Confidentiality. The evaluation metrics were simulated as well as evaluated to help the network designer choosing the best probabilistic security key management algorithm for certain randomly distributed sensory network.


© 2013 Qasem Abu Al-Haija, Mohamed H. Shwehdi and Muhammad Banat. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.