MixRide: An Energy-Aware Location Privacy Protection Mechanism for the Internet of Drones


The Internet of Drones (IoD) is a network paradigm that allows drones to perform several services, gathering and sharing location-based information, representing a piece of the next generation of the Internet of Things (IoT). Location privacy is a paramount requirement in IoD. A few Location Privacy Protection Mechanisms (LPPMs) are designed for IoD. Unfortunately, they are not energy-aware approaches, essential for IoD protocols since drones have power limitations. We present the MixRide, an energy-aware LPPM for IoD to overcome these issues. It provides location privacy through the aerial-grounded vehicle collaboration, where the drones take a ride with grounded vehicles, changing their pseudonyms while saving energy. A comparative experimental evaluation pointed out that MixRide can provide location privacy to the IoD at the same level as the state-of-the-art LPPM while improving the drone’s power consumption. Our results also provide new insights on the trade-off between the delay caused by the ride and the drone’s energy power consumption.


Alisson R. Svaigen, Linnyer Beatrys Ruiz Aylon

Informações Adicionais

A. R. Svaigen, A. Boukerche, L. B. Ruiz and A. A. F. Loureiro, “MixRide: An Energy-Aware Location Privacy Protection Mechanism for the Internet of Drones, GLOBECOM 2022 – 2022 IEEE Global Communications Conference Rio de Janeiro Brazil 2022 pp. 3527-3532 doi: 10.1109/GLOBECOM48099.2022.10001141.

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