Lightweight and Low-Energy Encryption Scheme for Voice over Wireless Devices

Hazzaa, Firas and Yousef, Sufian and Sanchez, Erika and Cirstea, Marcian (2018) Lightweight and Low-Energy Encryption Scheme for Voice over Wireless Devices. In: Proceedings of the 44th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics (IECON'18), Washington DC, USA.

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Abstract

In this work, a novel lightweight and low energy encryption algorithm for voice over wireless networks is being developed and tested. The new encryption algorithm has to meet the QoS requirements of voice traffic and to be suitable for wireless devices. The goal of the research was to reduce the execution time and power consumption of the encryption process compared with the standard algorithm and at the same time at least to maintain or to increase its security level. The proposed algorithm employs similar methods with those used in the Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm (AES), with some changes and enhancements considering the limitations of wireless devices. The test results show significant improvements in new design metrics. A range of simulation scenarios are setup; testing data is analyzed to test delay, energy and security. Also, the comparison between the new algorithm and the standard one shows a significant amount of time and energy consumption reduction being achieved (approximately 35%), with good-level of complexity, making it more suitable for the wireless environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: wireless devices, secure communication, voice encryption, AES encryption, wireless network security
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Dr Erika Sanchez-Velazquez
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2018 10:25
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2018 10:25
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/703747

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