Blockchain-based Cross-domain Authentication for Intelligent 5G-enabled Internet of Drones

Chaosheng Feng, Bin Liu, Zhen Guo, Keping Yu, Zhiguang Qin, Kim Kwang Raymond Choo

研究成果: Article査読

92 被引用数 (Scopus)


While 5G can facilitate high-speed Internet access and make over-the-horizon control a reality for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs; also known as drones), there are also potential security and privacy considerations, for example, authentication among drones. Centralized authentication approaches not only suffer from a single point of failure, but they are also incapable of cross-domain authentication, which complicates the cooperation of drones from different domains. To address these limitations, a blockchain-based cross-domain authentication scheme for intelligent 5G-enabled Internet of drones is proposed in this paper. Our approach employs multiple signatures based on threshold sharing to build an identity federation for collaborative domains. This allows us to support domain joining and exiting. Reliable communication between cross-domain devices is achieved by utilizing smart contract for authentication. The session keys are negotiated to secure subsequent communication between two parties. Our security and performance evaluations show that the proposed scheme is resistant to common attacks targeting Internet of Things (IoT) devices (including drones), as well as demonstrating its effectiveness and efficiency.

ジャーナルIEEE Internet of Things Journal
出版ステータスAccepted/In press - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 信号処理
  • 情報システム
  • ハードウェアとアーキテクチャ
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • コンピュータ ネットワークおよび通信


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