Secret group key generation in physical layer for mesh topology

Chan Dai Truyen Thai, Jemin Lee, Tony Q.S. Quek

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Abstract

Secret group key generation based on physical layer in wireless communications has a lot of practical applications. A few studies focused on the theoretical bounds of the secret key rate based on the sets of received signals rather than a particular secret key generation scheme. We propose a secret group key generation scheme for an arbitrary number of legitimate nodes, n, in mesh topology in the presence of a passive eavesdropper. In the scheme, after general pilot signal transmissions at all nodes, each node broadcasts a weighted combination of its received signals with optimized coefficients, so that legitimate nodes can obtain the information of channels used for group key generation while the eavesdropper cannot. We also apply different quantization schemes for quantizing and encoding the estimated channels into keys. To provide detailed transmissions and processing steps of group key generation, we also describe the proposed scheme for 4-node mesh topology case. The simulation results show that the proposed scheme achieves a higher secret group key rate and a lower key disagreement rate than a benchmark scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479959525
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event58th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2015 Dec 62015 Dec 10

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015

Other

Other58th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period15-12-0615-12-10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication

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