On Secure VLC Systems with Spatially Random Terminals

Gaofeng Pan, Jia Ye, Zhiguo Ding

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This letter investigates the secrecy performance of a visible light communication (VLC) system with a legitimate receiver and a group of eavesdroppers. Considering the randomness of the locations of the legitimate receiver and the eavesdroppers, the statistical characteristics of the signal-to-noise ratio over the VLC downlinks are characterized; then, we derive the closed-form analytical expressions for secrecy outage probability and the average secrecy capacity by using stochastic geometry method. Finally, simulations are carried on to verify our proposed analytical models.

Original languageBritish English
Article number7795251
Pages (from-to)492-495
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2017


  • Average secrecy capacity
  • secrecy outage probability
  • stochastic geometry
  • visible light communication


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