Blind channel estimation based robust physical layer key generation in MIMO networks

Sachin S. Shetty, Ravi P. Ramachandran

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Abstract

An emerging area of interest in wireless security is the generation of secret encryption keys by leveraging the features of the physical propagation channel. The shared randomness of the wireless channel between two legitimate nodes in a communication network is exploited to provide strong secrecy. The secret keys are generated based on fluctuations or evolution of the wireless channel state. However, to the best of our knowledge, little work has been performed on algorithms to exploit the increased randomness available to wireless nodes equipped with MIMO antennas. In this paper, we present a practical key generation scheme for MIMO channels based on quantization performed on blind channel estimates. Our schemes generate random keys for transmitter and receiver by simultaneously quantizing the blind channel estimates. Our schemes are simulated for a realistic fading channel model, and performance metrics for error rate and efficiency are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISCAS 2010 - 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Subtitle of host publicationNano-Bio Circuit Fabrics and Systems
Pages2522-2525
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 31 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems: Nano-Bio Circuit Fabrics and Systems, ISCAS 2010 - Paris, France
Duration: May 30 2010Jun 2 2010

Publication series

NameISCAS 2010 - 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems: Nano-Bio Circuit Fabrics and Systems

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems: Nano-Bio Circuit Fabrics and Systems, ISCAS 2010
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period5/30/106/2/10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Shetty, S. S., & Ramachandran, R. P. (2010). Blind channel estimation based robust physical layer key generation in MIMO networks. In ISCAS 2010 - 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems: Nano-Bio Circuit Fabrics and Systems (pp. 2522-2525). [5537122] (ISCAS 2010 - 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems: Nano-Bio Circuit Fabrics and Systems). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISCAS.2010.5537122