Security-Reliability Tradeoff Analysis of Artificial Noise Aided Two-Way Opportunistic Relay Selection

In this paper, the authors investigate the physical-layer security of cooperative communications relying on multiple two-way relays using the decode-and-forward (DF) protocol in the presence of an eavesdropper, where the eavesdropper appears to tap the transmissions of both the source and of the relay. The design tradeoff to be resolved is that the throughput is improved by invoking two-way relaying, but the secrecy of wireless transmissions may be degraded, since the eavesdropper may overhear the signals transmitted by both the source and relay nodes. The authors conceive an artificial noise aided two-way opportunistic relay selection (ANaTWORS) scheme for enhancing the security of the pair of source nodes communicating with the assistance of multiple two-way relays. Furthermore, the authors analyze both the outage probability and intercept probability of the proposed ANaTWORS scheme, where the security and reliability are characterized in terms of the intercept probability and the security outage probability. For comparison, the authors also provide the security–reliability tradeoff (SRT) analysis of both the traditional direct transmission and of the one-way relaying schemes. It is shown that the proposed ANaTWORS scheme outperforms both the conventional direct transmission, as well as the one-way relay methods in terms of its SRT. More specifically, in the low main-user-to-eavesdropper ratio (MUER) region, the proposed ANaTWORS scheme is capable of guaranteeing secure transmissions, whereas no SRT gain is achieved by conventional one-way relaying. In fact, the one-way relaying scheme may even be inferior to the traditional direct transmission scheme in terms of its SRT.


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  • Accession Number: 01638451
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 2017 1:49PM