The Effect of Spatial Interference Correlation and Jamming on Secrecy in Cellular Networks

Konpal S. Ali, Hesham Elsawy, Martin Haenggi, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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Abstract

Recent studies on secure wireless communication have shed light on a scenario where interference has a desirable impact on network performance. Particularly, assuming independent interference-power fluctuations at the eavesdropper and the receiver, opportunistic secure-information transfer can occur on the legitimate-link. However, interference is spatially correlated due to the common set of interfering sources, which may diminish the opportunistic-secure-spectrum-access (OSSA) probability. We study and quantify the effect of spatial interference correlation on OSSA in cellular-networks and investigate the potential of full-duplex jamming (FDJ) solutions. The results highlight the scenarios where FDJ improves OSSA performance.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)530-533
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications Letters
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2 2017

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: The partial support of the U.S. National Science Foundation (grant CCF 1525904) is gratefully acknowledged.

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