A Lightweight Blockchain Based Framework for Underwater IoT

Md Ashraf Uddin, Andrew Stranieri, Iqbal Gondal, Venki Balasurbramanian
2019 Electronics  
The Internet of Things (IoT) has facilitated services without human intervention for a wide range of applications, including underwater monitoring, where sensors are located at various depths, and data must be transmitted to surface base stations for storage and processing. Ensuring that data transmitted across hierarchical sensor networks are kept secure and private without high computational cost remains a challenge. In this paper, we propose a multilevel sensor monitoring architecture. Our
more » ... architecture. Our proposal includes a layer-based architecture consisting of Fog and Cloud elements to process and store and process the Internet of Underwater Things (IoUT) data securely with customized Blockchain technology. The secure routing of IoUT data through the hierarchical topology ensures the legitimacy of data sources. A security and performance analysis was performed to show that the architecture can collect data from IoUT devices in the monitoring region efficiently and securely.
doi:10.3390/electronics8121552 fatcat:ofwm52e7wrfyfngbet5dtjat3m