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Impact of Asymmetric Encryption Algorithms in a VANET

Edward David Moreno1, Leila C.M. Buarque1, Florêncio Natan1, Gustavo Quirino1 and Ricardo Salgueiro1
  • 1 Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil


This paper describes the impact of using asymmetric encryption algorithms, with emphasis on RSA, ECC and Multivariate Quadratic Quasigroup (MQQ) algorithms, in a scenario of Vehicular Ad hoc Network (VANET). In the research we used the simulator NS-3 with specific module for vehicular networks. The algorithms were implemented in C and were included in NS-3. The results, even in a simple scenario of VANET, show that it is possible to add protocol layer security services. We implement and compare three asymmetric algorithms (ECC, RSA and MQQ).

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 11 No. 12, 2015, 1118-1131


Submitted On: 30 October 2014 Published On: 30 January 2016

How to Cite: Moreno, E. D., Buarque, L. C., Natan, F., Quirino, G. & Salgueiro, R. (2015). Impact of Asymmetric Encryption Algorithms in a VANET. Journal of Computer Science, 11(12), 1118-1131.

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  • RSA
  • ECC
  • MQQ Algorithm
  • Vanets
  • Simulators
  • NS-3