Energy efficient secure communication model against cooperative eavesdropper

Akashkumar Rajaram, Dushnatha Nalin K. Jayakody, Rui Dinis, Marko Beko

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In a wiretap channel system model, the jammer node adopts the energy-harvesting signal as artificial noise (jamming signal) against the cooperative eavesdroppers. There are two eavesdroppers in the wiretap channel: eavesdropper E1 is located near the transmitter and eavesdropper E2 is located near the jammer. The eavesdroppers are equipped with multiple antennas and employ the iterative block decision feedback equalization decoder to estimate the received signal, i.e., information signal at E1 and jamming signal at E2. It is assumed that E1 has the channel state information (CSI) of the channel between transmitter and E1, and similarly, E2 has the CSI of channel between jammer and E2. The eavesdroppers establish communication link between them and cooperate with each other to reduce the information signal interference at E2 and jamming signal interference at E1. The performance of decoders depends on the signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR) of the received signal. The power of information signal is fixed and the power of the jamming signal is adjusted to improve the SINR of the received signal. This research work is solely focused on optimizing the jamming signal power to degrade the performance of cooperative eavesdroppers. The jamming signal power is optimized for the given operating SINR with the support of simulated results. The jamming signal power optimization leads to better energy conservation and degrades the performance of eavesdroppers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1563
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2021


  • Iterative block decision feedback equalization (IBDFE)
  • Physical layer security
  • Simultaneous wireless information and power transmission (SWIPT)
  • Wiretap channel model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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