Precoded Spatial Modulation for the Wiretap Channel with Relay Selection and Cooperative Jamming Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2017 IEEE. We propose in this paper a physical layer security (PLS) scheme for dual-hop cooperative networks in an effort to enhance the communications secrecy. The underlying model comprises a transmitting node (Alice), a legitimate node (Bob) and an eavesdropper (Eve). It is assumed that there is no direct link between Alice and Bob, and the communication between them is done through trusted relays over two phases. In the first phase, precoded spatial modulation (PSM) is employed, owing to its low interception probability, while simultaneously transmitting a jamming signal from Bob. In the second phase, the selected relay detects and transmits the intended signal, whereas the remaining relays transmit just the jamming signal received from Bob. We analyze the performance of the proposed scheme in terms of the ergodic secrecy capacity (ESC) and secrecy outage probability (SOP) where we obtain closed form expressions for those metrics. We also optimize the performance with respect to the power allocation among the participating relays in the second phase. We provide examples with numerical and simulations results through which we demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed scheme. We also provide a comparison of the bit error rate (BER) at Bob and Eve by simulation.

name of conference

  • 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)

published proceedings

  • 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)

author list (cited authors)

  • Bouida, Z., Stavridis, A., Ghrayeb, A., Haas, H., & Hasna, M.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Bouida, Zied||Stavridis, Athanasios||Ghrayeb, Ali||Haas, Harald||Hasna, Mazen

publication date

  • March 2017