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DeliveryCoin: An IDS and Blockchain-Based Delivery Framework for Drone-Delivered Services

Ferrag, Mohamed Amine; Maglaras, Leandros


Mohamed Amine Ferrag


In this paper, we propose an intrusion detection system (IDS) and Blockchain-based delivery framework, called DeliveryCoin, for drone-delivered services. The DeliveryCoin framework consists of four phases, including system initialization phase, creating the block, updating the blockchain, and intrusion detection phase. To achieve privacy-preservation, the DeliveryCoin framework employs hash functions and short signatures without random oracles and the Strong Diffie–Hellman (SDH) assumption in bilinear groups. To achieve consensus inside the blockchain-based delivery platform, we introduce a UAV-aided forwarding mechanism, named pBFTF. We also propose an IDS system in each macro eNB (5G) for detecting self-driving network attacks as well as false transactions between self-driving nodes. Furthermore, extensive simulations are conducted, and results confirm the efficiency of our proposed DeliveryCoin framework in terms of latency of blockchain consensus and accuracy.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 5, 2019
Online Publication Date Aug 6, 2019
Publication Date 2019
Deposit Date Jan 6, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jan 9, 2023
Journal Computers
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 3
Article Number 58
Keywords blockchain; unmanned aerial vehicle; drone-delivered services; security; IDS
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