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AuthorLi B.
AuthorFei Z.
AuthorZhang Y.
AuthorGuizani M.
Available date2020-04-15T12:01:41Z
Publication Date2019
Publication NameIEEE Wireless Communications
AbstractWireless communications can leverage UAVs to provide ubiquitous connectivity to different device types. Recently, integrating UAVs into a macro cell network is drawing unprecedented interest for supplementing terrestrial cellular networks. Compared with communications with fixed infrastructure, a UAV has salient attributes, such as easy-to-deploy, higher capacity due to dominant LoS communication links, and additional design degree-of-freedom with the controlled mobility. While UAV communication offers numerous benefits, it also faces security challenges due to the broadcasting nature of the wireless medium. Thus, information security is one of the fundamental requirements. In this article, we first consider two application cases of UAVs (i.e., a UAV as a flying base station and a UAV as an aerial node) in conjunction with safeguarding the exchange of confidential messages. Then, we demonstrate physical layer security mechanisms via two case studies to ensure security, and numerically show superior performance gains. Finally, we shed light on new opportunities in the emerging network architecture that can serve as a guide for future research directions. - 2002-2012 IEEE.
SponsorThis work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61871032; in part by the Beijing Natural Science Foundation under Grant L182038; in part by the Chinese Ministry of Education-China Mobile Communication Corporation Research Fund under Grant MCM20170101; and in part by the scholarship from the China Scholarship Council [2017] 3019. This work has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 824019 and “Supported by Sichuan Science and Technology Program”(2019YFH0033).
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
SubjectNetwork security
SubjectCommunication system security
SubjectUnmanned aerial vehicles
SubjectAd hoc networks
TitleSecure UAV communication networks over 5G
Issue Number5
Volume Number26

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