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Joint Power Control in Wiretap Interference Channels

Kalantari, Ashkan and Maleki, Sina and Zheng, Gan and Chatzinotas, Symeon and Ottersten, Bjorn (2015) 'Joint Power Control in Wiretap Interference Channels.' IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 14 (7). pp. 3810-3823. ISSN 1536-1276

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Abstract

Interference in wireless networks degrades the signal quality at the terminals. However, it can potentially enhance the secrecy rate. This paper investigates the secrecy rate in a two-user interference network where one of the users, namely user 1, requires to establish a confidential connection. User 1 wants to prevent an unintended user of the network to decode its transmission. User 1 has to transmit such that its secrecy rate is maximized while the quality of service at the destination of the other user, user 2, is satisfied, and both user's power limits are taken into account. We consider two scenarios: 1) user 2 changes its power in favor of user 1, an altruistic scenario, 2) user 2 is selfish and only aims to maintain the minimum quality of service at its destination, an egoistic scenario. It is shown that there is a threshold for user 2's transmission power that only below or above which, depending on the channel qualities, user 1 can achieve a positive secrecy rate. Closed-form solutions are obtained in order to perform joint optimal power control. Further, a new metric called secrecy energy efficiency is introduced. We show that in general, the secrecy energy efficiency of user 1 in an interference channel scenario is higher than that of an interference-free channel.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physical-layer security, interference channel, power control, secrecy rate, secrecy energy efficiency
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2015 09:12
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2015 09:12
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/14475

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