Enhancing physical layer security of cognitive radio transceiver via chaotic OFDM

Al Talabani, Ali, Nallanathan, Arumugam and Nguyen, Huan X. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4105-2558 (2015) Enhancing physical layer security of cognitive radio transceiver via chaotic OFDM. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). In: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2015), 08-12 June 2015, London, UK. ISBN 9781467364324. ISSN 1550-3607 [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1109/ICC.2015.7249083)

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Due to the enormous potential of improving the spectral utilization by using Cognitive Radio (CR), designing adaptive access system and addressing its physical layer security are the most important and challenging issues in CR networks. Since CR transceivers need to transmit over multiple non-contiguous frequency holes, multi-carrier based system is one of the best candidates for CR's physical layer design. In this paper, we propose a combined chaotic scrambling (CS) and chaotic shift keying (CSK) scheme in Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) based CR to enhance its physical layer security. By employing chaos based third order Chebyshev map which allows optimum bit error rate (BER) performance of CSK modulation, the proposed combined scheme outperforms the traditional OFDM system in overlay scenario with Rayleigh fading channel. Importantly, with two layers of encryption based on chaotic scrambling and CSK modulation, large key size can be generated to resist any brute-force attack, leading to a significantly improved level of security.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 16290
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Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 11:46
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 22:42
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16290

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