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Computeandforward: Harnessing interference through structured codes
 IEEE TRANS. INF. THEORY
, 2009
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Reliable physical layer network coding
 Proceedings of the IEEE
, 2011
"... Abstract—When two or more users in a wireless network transmit simultaneously, their electromagnetic signals are linearly superimposed on the channel. As a result, a receiver that is interested in one of these signals sees the others as unwanted interference. This property of the wireless medium is ..."
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Abstract—When two or more users in a wireless network transmit simultaneously, their electromagnetic signals are linearly superimposed on the channel. As a result, a receiver that is interested in one of these signals sees the others as unwanted interference. This property of the wireless medium is typically viewed as a hindrance to reliable communication over a network. However, using a recently developed coding strategy, interference can in fact be harnessed for network coding. In a wired network, (linear) network coding refers to each intermediate node taking its received packets, computing a linear combination over a finite field, and forwarding the outcome towards the destinations. Then, given an appropriate set of linear combinations, a destination can solve for its desired packets. For certain topologies, this strategy can attain significantly higher throughputs over routingbased strategies. Reliable physical layer network coding takes this idea one step further: using judiciously chosen linear errorcorrecting codes, intermediate nodes in a wireless network can directly recover linear combinations of the packets from the observed noisy superpositions of transmitted signals. Starting with some simple examples, this survey explores the core ideas behind this new technique and the possibilities it offers for communication over interferencelimited wireless networks. Index Terms—Digital communication, wireless networks, interference, network coding, channel coding, linear code, modulation, physical layer, fading, multiuser channels, multiple access, broadcast. I.
Cooperation with an untrusted relay: a secrecy perspective
 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY
, 2010
"... We consider the communication scenario where a sourcedestination pair wishes to keep the information secret from a relay node despite wanting to enlist its help. For this scenario, an interesting question is whether the relay node should be deployed at all. That is, whether cooperation with an untr ..."
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We consider the communication scenario where a sourcedestination pair wishes to keep the information secret from a relay node despite wanting to enlist its help. For this scenario, an interesting question is whether the relay node should be deployed at all. That is, whether cooperation with an untrusted relay node can ever be beneficial. We first provide an achievable secrecy rate for the general untrusted relay channel, and proceed to investigate this question for two types of relay networks with orthogonal components. For the first model, there is an orthogonal link from the source to the relay. For the second model, there is an orthogonal link from the relay to the destination. For the first model, we find the equivocation capacity region and show that answer is negative. In contrast, for the second model, we find that the answer is positive. Specifically, we show, by means of the achievable secrecy rate based on compressandforward, that by asking the untrusted relay node to relay information, we can achieve a higher secrecy rate than just treating the relay as an eavesdropper. For a special class of the second model, where the relay is not interfering itself, we derive an upper bound for the secrecy rate using an argument whose net effect is to separate the eavesdropper from the relay. The merit of the new upper bound is demonstrated on two channels that belong to this special class. The Gaussian case of the second model mentioned above benefits from this approach in that the new upper bound improves the previously known bounds. For the Cover–Kim deterministic relay channel, the new upper bound finds the secrecy capacity when the sourcedestination link is not worse than the sourcerelay link, by matching with achievable rate we present.
MIMO Wiretap Channels with Arbitrarily Varying Eavesdropper Channel States. Arxiv.org:1007.4801
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Secure Degrees of Freedom of the Gaussian Wiretap Channel with Helpers
"... Abstract — The secrecy capacity of the canonical Gaussian wiretap channel does not scale with the transmit power, and hence, the secure d.o.f. of the Gaussian wiretap channel with no helpers is zero. It has been known that a strictly positive secure d.o.f. can be obtained in the Gaussian wiretap cha ..."
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Abstract — The secrecy capacity of the canonical Gaussian wiretap channel does not scale with the transmit power, and hence, the secure d.o.f. of the Gaussian wiretap channel with no helpers is zero. It has been known that a strictly positive secure d.o.f. can be obtained in the Gaussian wiretap channel by using a helper which sends structured cooperative signals. We show that the exact secure d.o.f. of the Gaussian wiretap channel with a helper is 1. Our achievable scheme is based on 2 real interference alignment and cooperative jamming, which renders the message signal and the cooperative jamming signal separable at the legitimate receiver, but aligns them perfectly at the eavesdropper preventing any reliable decoding of the message signal. Our converse is based on two key lemmas. The first lemma quantifies the secrecy penalty by showing that the net effect of an eavesdropper on the system is that it eliminates one of the independent channel inputs. The second lemma quantifies the role of a helper by developing a direct relationship between the cooperative jamming signal of a helper and the message rate. We extend this result to the case of M helpers, and show that the exact secure d.o.f. in this case is M
Secure Degrees of Freedom of Onehop Wireless Networks
, 2012
"... We study the secure degrees of freedom (d.o.f.) of onehop wireless networks by considering four fundamental wireless network structures: Gaussian wiretap channel, Gaussian broadcast channel with confidential messages, Gaussian interference channel with confidential messages, and Gaussian multiple a ..."
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We study the secure degrees of freedom (d.o.f.) of onehop wireless networks by considering four fundamental wireless network structures: Gaussian wiretap channel, Gaussian broadcast channel with confidential messages, Gaussian interference channel with confidential messages, and Gaussian multiple access wiretap channel. The secrecy capacity of the canonical Gaussian wiretap channel does not scale with the transmit power, and hence, the secure d.o.f. of the Gaussian wiretap channel with no helpers is zero. It has been known that a strictly positive secure d.o.f. can be obtained in the Gaussian wiretap channel by using a helper which sends structured cooperative signals. We show that the exact secure d.o.f. of the Gaussian wiretap channel with a helper is 1 2. Our achievable scheme is based on real interference alignment and cooperative jamming, which renders the message signal and the cooperative jamming signal separable at the legitimate receiver, but aligns them perfectly at the eavesdropper preventing any reliable decoding of the message signal. Our converse is based on two key lemmas. The first lemma quantifies the secrecy penalty by showing that the net effect of an eavesdropper on the system is that it eliminates one of the independent channel inputs. The second lemma quantifies the role of a helper by developing a direct relationship between the cooperative jamming signal of a helper and the message rate. We extend this result to the case of M helpers, and show that the exact secure d.o.f. in this case is M M+1. We then generalize this approach to more general network structures with multiple messages. We show that the sum secure d.o.f. of the Gaussian broadcast channel with confidential messages and M helpers is 1, the sum secure d.o.f. of the twouser interference channel with confidential messages is 2 3, the sum secure d.o.f. of the twouser interference channel with confidential messages and M helpers is 1, and the sum secure d.o.f. of the Kuser multiple access wiretap channel is
Secure Degrees of Freedom for Gaussian Channels with Interference: Structured Codes Outperform Gaussian Signaling
"... Abstract—In this work, we prove that a positive secure degree of freedom is achievable for a large class of real Gaussian channels as long as the channel is not degraded and the channel is fully connected. This class includes the MAC wiretap channel, the 2user interference channel with confidential ..."
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Abstract—In this work, we prove that a positive secure degree of freedom is achievable for a large class of real Gaussian channels as long as the channel is not degraded and the channel is fully connected. This class includes the MAC wiretap channel, the 2user interference channel with confidential messages, the 2user interference channel with an external eavesdropper. Best known achievable schemes to date for these channels use Gaussian signaling. In this work, we show that structured codes outperform Gaussian random codes at high SNR when channel gains are real numbers. I.
Principles of Physical Layer Security in Multiuser Wireless Networks: A Survey
"... This paper provides a comprehensive review of the domain of physical layer security in multiuser wireless networks. The essential premise of physical layer security is to enable the exchange of confidential messages over a wireless medium in the presence of unauthorized eavesdroppers, without rely ..."
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This paper provides a comprehensive review of the domain of physical layer security in multiuser wireless networks. The essential premise of physical layer security is to enable the exchange of confidential messages over a wireless medium in the presence of unauthorized eavesdroppers, without relying on higherlayer encryption. This can be achieved primarily in two ways: without the need for a secret key by intelligently designing transmit coding strategies, or by exploiting the wireless communication medium to develop secret keys over public channels. The survey begins with an overview of the foundations dating back to the pioneering work of Shannon and Wyner on informationtheoretic security. We then describe the evolution of secure transmission strategies from pointtopoint channels to multipleantenna systems, followed by generalizations to multiuser broadcast, multipleaccess, interference, and relay networks. Secretkey generation and establishment protocols based on physical layer mechanisms are subsequently covered. Approaches for secrecy based on channel coding design are then examined, along with a description of interdisciplinary approaches based on game theory and stochastic geometry. The associated problem of physical layer message authentication is also briefly introduced. The survey concludes with observations on potential research directions in this area.
MIMO Multiple Access Channel with an Arbitrarily Varying Eavesdropper: Secrecy degrees of freedom
 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, FEBRUARY
, 2013
"... A twotransmitter Gaussian multiple access wiretap channel with multiple antennas at each of the nodes is investigated. The channel matrices of the legitimate users are fixed and revealed to all the terminals, whereas the channel matrices of the eavesdropper are arbitrarily varying and only known t ..."
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A twotransmitter Gaussian multiple access wiretap channel with multiple antennas at each of the nodes is investigated. The channel matrices of the legitimate users are fixed and revealed to all the terminals, whereas the channel matrices of the eavesdropper are arbitrarily varying and only known to the eavesdropper. The secrecy degrees of freedom (s.d.o.f.) region under a strong secrecy constraint is characterized. A transmission scheme that orthogonalizes the transmit signals of the two users at the intended receiver, and uses a singleuser wiretap code for each user, is shown to achieve the s.d.o.f. region. The converse involves establishing an upper bound on a weightedsumrate expression. This is accomplished by using induction, where at each step one combines the secrecy and multipleaccess constraints associated with an adversary eavesdropping a carefully selected group of subchannels.
The Gaussian ManytoOne Interference Channel with Confidential Messages
"... Abstract—We investigate the Kuser manytoone interference channel with confidential messages in which the Kth user experiences interference from all other K − 1 users, and is at the same time treated as an eavesdropper to all the messages of these users. We derive achievable rates and an upper bou ..."
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Abstract—We investigate the Kuser manytoone interference channel with confidential messages in which the Kth user experiences interference from all other K − 1 users, and is at the same time treated as an eavesdropper to all the messages of these users. We derive achievable rates and an upper bound on the sum rate for this channel and show that the gap between the achievable sum rate and its upper bound is log 2 (K − 1) bits per channel use under very strong interference, when the interfering users have equal power constraints and interfering link channel gains. The main contributions of this work are: (i) nested lattice codes are shown to provide secrecy when interference is present, (ii) a secrecy sum rate upper bound is found for strong interference regime and (iii) it is proved that under very strong interference and a symmetric setting, the gap between the achievable sum rate and the upper bound is constant with respect to transmission powers. I.