Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Gaussian Broadcast Channels With Common and Confidential Messages Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper considers the problem of the multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) Gaussian broadcast channel with two receivers (receivers 1 and 2) and two messages: a common message intended for both receivers and a confidential message intended only for receiver 1 but needing to be kept asymptotically perfectly secure from receiver 2. A matrix characterization of the secrecy capacity region is established via a channel enhancement argument. The enhanced channel is constructed by first splitting receiver 1 into two virtual receivers and then enhancing only the virtual receiver that decodes the confidential message. The secrecy capacity region of the enhanced channel is characterized using an extremal entropy inequality previously established for characterizing the capacity region of a degraded compound MIMO Gaussian broadcast channel. 2006 IEEE.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Ly, H. D., Liu, T., & Liang, Y.

citation count

  • 74

complete list of authors

  • Ly, Hung D||Liu, Tie||Liang, Yingbin

publication date

  • November 2010