Towards Acceptable Public-Key Encryption in Sensor Networks

Erik-Oliver Blaß, Martina Zitterbart



One of the huge problems for security in sensor networks is the lack of resources. Based on microcontroller architectures with severe limited computing abilities, strong public-key cryptography is commonly seen as infeasible on sensor devices. In contrast to this prejudice this paper presents an efficient and lightweight implementation of public-key cryptography algorithms relying on elliptic curves. The code is running on Atmels popular 8Bit ATMEGA128 microcontroller, the heart of the MICA2[15] platform. To our knowledge this implementation is the first to offer acceptable encryption speed while providing adequate security in sensor networks.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Blaß E. and Zitterbart M. (2005). Towards Acceptable Public-Key Encryption in Sensor Networks . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing - Volume 1: IWUC, (ICEIS 2005) ISBN 972-8865-24-4, pages 88-93. DOI: 10.5220/0002563200880093

in Bibtex Style

author={Erik-Oliver Blaß and Martina Zitterbart},
title={Towards Acceptable Public-Key Encryption in Sensor Networks},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing - Volume 1: IWUC, (ICEIS 2005)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing - Volume 1: IWUC, (ICEIS 2005)
TI - Towards Acceptable Public-Key Encryption in Sensor Networks
SN - 972-8865-24-4
AU - Blaß E.
AU - Zitterbart M.
PY - 2005
SP - 88
EP - 93
DO - 10.5220/0002563200880093