Enabling End-to-End Secure Connectivity for Low-Power IoT Devices with UAVs

The proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies have strengthen the self-monitoring and autonomous characteristics of the sensor networks deployed in numerous application areas. The recent developments of the edge computing paradigms have also enabled on-site processing and managing the capabilities of sensor networks. In this paper, we introduce a system model that enables end-to-end secure connectivity between low-power IoT devices and UAVs, that helps to manage the data processing tasks of heterogeneous wireless sensor networks. The performance of proposed solution is analyzed by using simulation results. Moreover, in order to demonstrate the practical usability of the proposed solution, the prototype implementation is presented using commercial off-the-shelf devices.