Physical layer security in broadcast networks

Yingbin Liang, H. Vincent Poor, Shlomo Shamai

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This paper reviews the information theoretic characterization of security in broadcast channels, in which a transmitter has both public and confidential messages intended for multiple receivers. All messages must be successfully received by their intended receivers, and the confidential messages must be kept as secret as possible from non-intended recipients. Various scenarios are considered in the context of two-user broadcast channels, for which known results on the secrecy capacity region are reviewed and corresponding coding schemes for achieving rates in these regions are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-238
Number of pages12
JournalSecurity and Communication Networks
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications


  • Broadcast channel
  • Confidential messages
  • Equivocation rate
  • Multiantenna channel
  • Secrecy capacity region


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