Physical Layer Security in Vehicular Communication Networks in the Presence of Interference

Abubakar U. Makarfi, Rupak Kharel, Khaled M. Rabie, Omprakash Kaiwartya, Galymzhan Nauryzbayev

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This paper studies the physical layer security of a vehicular communication network in the presence of interference constraints by analysing its secrecy capacity. The system considers a legitimate receiver node and an eavesdropper node, within a shared network, both under the effect of interference from other users. The double-Rayleigh fading channel is used to capture the effects of the wireless communication channel for the vehicular network. We present the standard logarithmic expression for the system capacity in an alternate form, to facilitate analysis in terms of the joint moment generating functions (MGF) of the random variables representing the channel fading and interference. Closed-form expressions for the MGFs are obtained and Monte-Carlo simulations are provided throughout to validate the results. The results show that performance of the system in terms of the secrecy capacity is affected by the number of interferers and their distances. The results further demonstrate the effect of the uncertainty in eavesdropper location on the analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference
Subtitle of host publicationGLOBECOM 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728109626
ISBN (Print)9781728109633
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference - Waikoloa, United States
Duration: 9 Dec 201913 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Communications Conference
ISSN (Print)1930-529X
ISSN (Electronic)2576-6813


Conference2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference
Abbreviated titleGLOBECOM 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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