RMCCS: RSSI-based Message Consistency Checking Scheme for V2V Communications

Muhammad, Mujahid and Kearney, Paul and Aneiba, Adel and Arshad, Junaid and Kunz, Andreas (2021) RMCCS: RSSI-based Message Consistency Checking Scheme for V2V Communications. In: 18th International Conference on Security and Cryptography SECRYPT 2021, 6-8th July 2021, online streaming.

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V2V messaging systems enable vehicles to exchange safety related information with each other and support road safety and traffic efficiency applications. The effectiveness of these applications depends on the correctness of the information reported in the V2V messages. Consequently, the possibility that malicious agents may send false information is a major concern. The physical features of a transmission are relatively difficult to fake, and one of the most effective ways to detect lying is to check for consistency of these features with vehicle position information in the message. In this paper, we propose a message consistency checking scheme whereby a vehicle acting independently can utilise the strength and variability of received signals to estimate the distance from a transmitting vehicle without prior knowledge of the environment (building density, traffic conditions, etc.). The distance estimate can then be used to check the correctness of the reported position. We show through simulation that our RMCSS method can detect false information with an accuracy of about 90% for separation distances less than 100m. We believe this is sufficient for the method to be a valuable adjunct to use of digital signatures to establish trust.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
16 April 2021Accepted
8 July 2021Published
Subjects: CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-01 - computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Mujahid Muhammad
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2021 15:12
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 12:00
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12232

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