Physical layer secrecy performance of multiple antennas transmission with partial legitimate user CSI
Conventional beamforming transmission techniques can enhance physical layer secrecy performance while requiring the full channel state information (CSI) of legitimate users and even that of eavesdroppers at the transmitter. However, providing full CSI of legitimate users at the transmitter can be challenging in practice. Thus, it is of considerable interest to enhance secrecy performance with partial CSI of legitimate users at the transmitter. Random unitary beamforming (RUB) is a low-complexity multiple antennas transmission scheme requiring limited CSI. In this study, the authors investigate the secrecy performance of RUB transmission over multiple-input single-output single-eavesdropper and multiuser multiple-input multiple-output single-eavesdropper channels. They also propose a novel RUB-based artificial noise (AN) method for multiple antennas communication system. They derive the closed-form expressions of the exact and the asymptotic ergodic secrecy rate and the secrecy outage probability for these transmission scenarios. Numerical results are presented to illustrate the trade-off between performance and complexity of the resulting physical layer security design. They show that the deployment of RUB and RUB-based AN offers an attractive solution for enhancing the security of wireless transmission systems. - The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2019.
- Electrical Engineering [699 items ]