Random Linear Network Coding based Physical Layer Security for Relay-aided Device-to-Device Communication

Amjad Saeed Khan, Ioannis Chatzigeorgiou , Gan Zheng , Bokamoso Basutli, Joseph M. Chuma, Sangarapillai Lambotharan

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The authors investigate physical layer security design, which employs a random linear network coding with opportunistic relaying and jamming to exploit the secrecy benefit of both source and relay transmissions. The proposed scheme requires the source to transmit artificial noise along with a confidential message. Moreover, in order to further improve the dynamical behaviour of the network against an eavesdropping attack, aggregated power controlled transmissions with optimal power allocation strategy is considered. The network security is accurately characterised by the probability that the eavesdropper will manage to intercept a sufficient number of coded packets to partially or fully recover the confidential message.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1155 – 1161
Number of pages7
JournalIET Communications
Issue number7
Early online date31 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in
IET Communications and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at the IET Digital Library.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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