Opportunistic secure transmission for wireless relay networks with modify-and-forward protocol

Vien, Quoc-Tuan ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5490-904X, Le, Tuan Anh ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0612-3717 and Duong, Trung Q. (2017) Opportunistic secure transmission for wireless relay networks with modify-and-forward protocol. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). In: IEEE International Conference on Communications, 21-25 May 2017, Paris, France. ISBN 9781467389990. ISSN 1938-1883 [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1109/ICC.2017.7996655)

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This paper investigates the security at the physical layer in cooperative wireless networks (CWNs) where the data transmission between nodes can be realised via either direct transmission (DT) or relaying transmission (RT) schemes. Inspired by the concept of physical-layer network coding (PNC), a secure PNC-based modify-and-forward (SPMF) is developed to cope with the imperfect shared knowledge of the message modification between relay and destination in the conventional modify-and-forward (MF). In this paper, we first derive the secrecy outage probability (SOP) of the SPMF scheme, which is shown to be a general expression for deriving the SOP of any MF schemes. By comparing the SOPs of various schemes, the usage of the relay is shown to be not always necessary and even causes a poorer performance depending on target secrecy rate and quality of channel links. To this extent, we then propose an opportunistic secure transmission protocol to minimise the SOP of the CWNs. In particular, an optimisation problem is developed in which secrecy rate thresholds (SRTs) are determined to find an optimal scheme among various DT and RT schemes for achieving the lowest SOP. Furthermore, the conditions for the existence of SRTs are derived with respect to various channel conditions to determine if the relay could be relied on in practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
Item ID: 21653
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Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2017 09:10
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 20:43
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21653

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