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Implementation and Analysis of Authentication in Wireless Sensor Network using ZigBee

Smita S. Kulkarni, A. D. Bhoi


Most Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) consist of various sensor nodes deployed at various locations. As these nodes are deployed at remote locations their security issue gains importance. Algorithms used for security depends on key size, computational time, power requirement. There are various symmetric and asymmetric cryptography algorithms like AES, DES, 3DES and RSA, ECC algorithm etc. Symmetric algorithm have advantages, as same key for encryption and decryption, lower power consumption. Asymmetric cryptography includes complex computations so hard to decrypt but also require more power than symmetric cryptographic algorithms. So considering advantages and disadvantages of both cryptographic techniques, in this proposed system, combining of AES and ECC for Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) using ZigBee. In this system data gathered from temperature, humidity and smoke sensor are applied to ECC encryption and then send to ZigBee transmitter. At receiver side data is decrypted using ECC algorithm and original data is recovered.


WSN, AES, RSA, ECC, ZigBee, Hybrid, Symmetric, Asymmetric, Cryptography.

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