Physical-layer secrecy for OFDM transmissions over fading channels

Francesco Renna, Nicola Laurenti, H. Vincent Poor

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This paper considers the information theoretic secrecy rates that are achievable by an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) transmitter/receiver pair in the presence of an eavesdropper that might either use an OFDM structure or choose a more complex receiver architecture. The analysis is made possible by modeling the system as a particular instance of a high dimensional multiple-input multiple-output wiretap channel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6187727
Pages (from-to)1354-1367
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Computer Networks and Communications


  • Fading channel
  • orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)
  • physical-layer security
  • wiretap channel


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