ISBN: 978-981-11-3671-9 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2017.06.168
Performance Analysis of Certificate Renewal Scheme for AMI Networks
Abstract— Public-key cryptography is indispensable for securing the communications in Advanced
Metering Infrastructure (AMI) networks. However, few works have studied the efficient use of public key
cryptography certificates in such a network and most of them focus on certificates' revocation. In this paper,
we extensively investigate the performance our previous proposal on an efficient certificate renewal scheme
that we proposed for AMI networks. First, quantitative analysis is carried out to compare our scheme against
signature-based certificate renewal schemes. Then, all schemes are implemented in a realistic network model
using NS-3 to evaluate their performance. Simulation results demonstrate the improved performance of our
scheme in computational cost, communication overhead, end-to-end delay, packet delivery ratio, and
required bandwidth compared with the signature-based certificate renewal scheme.
Index Terms— Public key management system, certificate renewal, smart grid communication security, authentication, authorization, and access control.
Ahmad Alsharif, Mohamed Mahmoud
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tennessee Tech University, US
Samet Tonyali, Kemal Akkaya
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida International University, US
Muhammad Ismail, Erchin Serpedin
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, QATAR
Cite: Ahmad Alsharif, Samet Tonyali, Mohamed Mahmoud, Kemal Akkaya, Muhammad Ismail, Erchin Serpedin, "Performance Analysis of Certificate Renewal Scheme for AMI Networks," Proceedings of 2017 the 7th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 968-976, Beijing, 25-27 June, 2017.