In-Band Sensing of the Adversary's Channel for Secure Communication in Wireless Channels

Mehrdad Tahmasbi, Matthieu Bloch, Aylin Yener

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Abstract

We propose a model of secure communication over wireless channels in which the legitimate parties leverage Radio Tomographic Imaging (RTI) to learn the adversary. Specifically, we model the results of RTI as an "in band" sensing channel that provides causal information about the eavesdropper's path-loss to the transmitter. This ability to learn the path-loss is exploited to achieve secrecy, even in presence of an eavesdropper that moves to optimize its path-loss and improves its eavesdropping. We show that the secrecy rates achieved are the same as those that would have been obtained with hindsight, had the transmitter known the average path-loss ahead of time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2184-2188
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538692912
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Event2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2019 - Paris, France
Duration: Jul 7 2019Jul 12 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
Volume2019-July
ISSN (Print)2157-8095

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2019
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period7/7/197/12/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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