Non-coherent capacity of secret-key agreement with public discussion

Anurag Agrawal, Zouheir Rezki, Ashish J. Khisti, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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We study the Rayleigh fading non-coherent capacity of secret-key agreement with public discussion, where neither the sender nor the receivers have access to instantaneous channel state information (CSI) of any channel. We present two results. At high Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), the secret-key capacity is bounded in SNR, regardless of the number of antennas at each terminal. Second, for a system with a single antenna at both the legitimate and the eavesdropper terminals and an arbitrary number of transmit antennas, the secret-key capacity-achieving input distribution is discrete, with a finite number of mass points. Numerically we observe that at low-SNR, the capacity achieving distribution has two mass points with one of them at the origin. © 2011 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781612849553
StatePublished - Jun 2011

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