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A new low cost sessions-based misbehaviour detection protocol (SMDP) for MANET

Fahad, Tarag; Djenouri, Djamel; Askwith, Robert; Merabti, Madjid


Tarag Fahad

Robert Askwith

Madjid Merabti


There is a strong motivation for a node to deny packet forwarding to others and being selfish in MANET. Recently, some solutions have been proposed, but almost all of these solutions rely on the watchdog technique, which suffers from many drawbacks, particularly when using the power control technique. To overcome this problem with a moderate communication overhead, this paper introduces a new approach for detecting misbehaving nodes that drop data packets in MANET. It consists of two stages: (i) the monitoring stage in which each node monitors its direct neighbours with respect to forwarding data packets of a traffic session in the network, and (ii) the decision stage, in which direct neighbouring nodes decide whether the monitored node misbehaves or not. Our new approach is able to detect the misbehaviour in case of power control employment, with a low communication overhead compared to the existing approaches.


Fahad, T., Djenouri, D., Askwith, R., & Merabti, M. (2007). A new low cost sessions-based misbehaviour detection protocol (SMDP) for MANET.

Conference Name 21st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (AINAW'07)
Start Date May 21, 2007
End Date May 23, 2007
Online Publication Date Aug 27, 2007
Publication Date Aug 27, 2007
Deposit Date Feb 21, 2020
Volume 2
Pages 882-887
ISBN 9780769528472
Public URL