Eavesdropping syndicates in cellular communications

Andrew McKellips, Sergio Verdu

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We consider eavesdropping strategies for a syndicate consisting of a number of co-operative eavesdroppers employing selective diversity in a wireless communication cell. The potential for performance improvement over that of a single eavesdropper is analyzed. Performance limits are developed by considering a syndicate with an arbitrarily large supply of eavesdroppers. Optimal configurations are considered under the assumption that eavesdropper cell locations must be fixed prior to activity of the users, although the special case of an arbitrarily large syndicate can be viewed as a single mobile eavesdropper afforded the capability to optimally situate itself upon initialization of the desired user. Cells employing power control are considered along with those that do not.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-322
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 48th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC'98. Part 3 (of 3) - Ottawa, Can
Duration: May 18 1998May 21 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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