Secure Device to Device Communications using Lightweight Cryptographic Protocol

  • Ajith Kumar V., Dr. K. Satyanarayan Reddy


The device to device (D2D) communication is an important and emerging area for future cellular networks. It is concerned about all aspect of secure data transmission between end devices along with originality of the data. In this paradigm, the major concerns are about how keys are delivered between the devices when the devices require the cryptographic keys. Another major concern is how effectively the receiver device verifies the data sent by the sender device which means that the receiver checks the originality of the data. In order to fulfill these requirements, the proposed system able to derive a cryptographic key using a single secret key and these derived keys are securely transmitted to the intended receiver with procedure called mutual authentication. Initially, derived keys are computed by applying robust procedure so that any adversary feel difficulties for cracking the keys. The experimental results shows that both sender and receiver can identify themselves and receiver device will decrypt the data only after verifying the originality of the data. Only the devices which are mutually authenticated each other can interchange the data so that entry of the intruder node at any stage is not possible.