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A Hybrid Multi-Domain Index Modulation for Covert Communication

Yao, Xi and Yang, Ping and Fu, Jialiang and Xiao, Yue and Liu, Zilong (2022) 'A Hybrid Multi-Domain Index Modulation for Covert Communication.' IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 11 (1). pp. 8-12. ISSN 2162-2337

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Abstract

In this letter, a hybrid multi-domain index modulation scheme based on spreading codes domain and beam domain is proposed. In our design, the information bit stream is divided into two parts: one for covert transmission using the index of spreading code and the other using the directional modulation to improve bit error ratio (BER) performance in the desired direction and to prevent eavesdropping. Then, based on joint boundaries and statistical theory, the average error probabilities of legitimate users and eavesdroppers are derived. Moreover, we analyze the average BER and validate through simulation results that the proposed hybrid multi-domain scheme is capable of achieving better BER performance compared to conventional coded wireless communication systems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Covert communication; directional modulation; index modulation
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2021 08:36
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 19:47
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/31240

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