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Survey on Group Key Management in UAV- MBN Networks

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Over the shared wireless medium Mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) offer convenient infrastructure-free communication. MANETs are also regarded as an ideal technology for creating an instant communication network for civilian and military applications. Ad hoc networks are built on the basis of a communication without infrastructure and major investigations have focused on the routing and auto configuration problems and the ad hoc networks have no centralized mechanism for defense against threats, such as a firewall, an intrusion detection system, or a proxy. The main issues in such networks is performance- in a dynamically changing topology and security. There are various methods of deploying security. For any multicast group communication, group key agreement was found to be challenging because of its dynamic nature. All the group management and agreement protocol deals with forward and backward secrecy. This paper presents a detailed survey on group key management and its challenges in UAV- MBN network .The paper also focuses on the influence, adverse circumstance and security susceptibility of these protocols.
Keywords:Group communication, Mobile ad-hoc networks, Key management, UAV-MBN network.


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