MIMO wiretap channel with ISI heterogeneity - Achieving secure DoF with no CSI

Jean De Dieu Mutangana, Deepak Kumar, Ravi Tandon

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Abstract

We consider the multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wiretap channel with intersymbol interference (ISI) in which a transmitter (Alice) wishes to securely communicate with a receiver (Bob) in presence of an eavesdropper (Eve). We focus on the practically relevant setting in which there is no channel state information (CSI) at Alice about either of the channels to Bob or Eve, except statistical information about the ISI channels (i.e., Alice only knows the effective number of ISI taps). The key contribution of this work is to show that even with no CSI at Alice, positive secure degrees of freedom (SDoF) are achievable by carefully exploiting a) the heterogeneity of the ISI links to Bob and Eve, and b) the relative number of antennas at all the three terminals. To this end, we propose a novel achievable scheme that carefully mixes information and artificial noise symbols in order to exploit ISI heterogeneity to achieve positive SDoF. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first work to explore the idea of exploiting ISI channel length heterogeneity to achieve positive SDoF for the MIMO wiretap channel with no CSI at the legitimate transmitter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of 51st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2017
EditorsMichael B. Matthews
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1687-1691
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538618233
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 10 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event51st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2017 - Pacific Grove, United States
Duration: Oct 29 2017Nov 1 2017

Publication series

NameConference Record of 51st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2017
Volume2017-October

Conference

Conference51st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPacific Grove
Period10/29/1711/1/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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