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Simulation of Wormhole Attack in Wireless Sensor Networks using AOMDV Protocol

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2018
J. Amutha, Rumaisa Azhar, Sandeep Sharma

J Amutha, Rumaisa Azhar and Sandeep Sharma. Simulation of Wormhole Attack in Wireless Sensor Networks using AOMDV Protocol. International Journal of Computer Applications 182(21):31-36, October 2018. BibTeX

	author = {J. Amutha and Rumaisa Azhar and Sandeep Sharma},
	title = {Simulation of Wormhole Attack in Wireless Sensor Networks using AOMDV Protocol},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {October 2018},
	volume = {182},
	number = {21},
	month = {Oct},
	year = {2018},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {31-36},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2018917975},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Wormhole attack, a resource depletion attack being considered as one of the severe attack in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). It can interfere routing process at any time, drain the battery power of sensor nodes and also can disable the whole system. Hence, this work deals with a technique to identify and prevent wormhole attack using Adhoc On-demand Multipath Distance Vector (AOMDV) protocol. The main purpose of using AOMDV protocol is route discovery, multipath routing, network load handling, increases reliability and avoid the risks of congestion. The proposed technique is implemented in NS2.35 simulator and various performance parameters are evaluated.


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WSN, Wormhole attack, Round Trip Time, AOMDV