Latency-Minimized Design of secure transmissions in UAV-Aided Communications

Xiongwei Wu, Qiang Li, Yawei Lu, H. Vincent Poor, Victor C.M. Leung, P. C. Ching

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Abstract

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be utilized as aerial base stations to provide communication service for remote mobile users due to their high mobility and flexible deployment. However, the line-of-sight (LoS) wireless links are vulnerable to be intercepted by the eavesdropper (Eve), which presents a major challenge for UAV-aided communications. In this paper, we propose a latency-minimized transmission scheme for satisfying legitimate users' (LUs') content requests securely against Eve. By leveraging physical-layer security (PLS) techniques, we formulate a transmission latency minimization problem by jointly optimizing the UAV trajectory and user association. The resulting problem is a mixed-integer nonlinear program (MINLP), which is known to be NP hard. Furthermore, the dimension of optimization variables is indeterminate, which again makes our problem very challenging. To efficiently address this, we utilize bisection to search for the minimum transmission delay and introduce a variational penalty method to address the associated subproblem via an inexact block coordinate descent approach. Moreover, we present a characterization for the optimal solution. Simulation results are provided to demonstrate the superior performance of the proposed design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages8753-8757
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509066315
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2020 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: May 4 2020May 8 2020

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume2020-May
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2020
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period5/4/205/8/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Latency
  • Penalty Method
  • Physical-layer Security
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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    Wu, X., Li, Q., Lu, Y., Poor, H. V., Leung, V. C. M., & Ching, P. C. (2020). Latency-Minimized Design of secure transmissions in UAV-Aided Communications. In 2020 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2020 - Proceedings (pp. 8753-8757). [9053615] (ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings; Vol. 2020-May). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP40776.2020.9053615