On the physical layer security of a regenerative relay-based mixed RF/UOWC

Elmehdi Illi, Faissal El Bouanani, Daniel Benevides Da Costa, Paschalis C. Sofotasios, Fouad Ayoub, Kahtan Mezher, Sami Muhaidat

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Abstract

This paper investigates the secrecy outage performance of a dual-hop decode-and-forward (DF) mixed radio-frequency/underwater optical wireless communication (RF/UOWC) system. We consider a one-antenna source node (S), communicating with one legitimate destination node (D) via a multi-antenna DF relay (R) node. In this context, the relay node receives the incoming signal from S via an RF link, which is subject to Rayleigh fading, then performes selection-combining (SC) followed by decoding and then re-encoding for transmission to the destination over a UOWC link, subject to mixture Exponential-Gamma fading. Under the assumption of eavesdroppers attempting to intercept the S-R (RF side), a closed-form expression for the secrecy outage probability is derived. Our analytical results are corroborated through computer simulations, which verifies their validity.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 International Conference on Advanced Communication Technologies and Networking, CommNet 2019
EditorsFaissal El Bouanani, Fouad Ayoub, Paschalis C. Sofotasios, Paschalis C. Sofotasios, Daniel Benevides da Costa
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538683170
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2019
Event2nd International Conference on Advanced Communication Technologies and Networking, CommNet 2019 - Rabat, Morocco
Duration: 12 Apr 201914 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2019 International Conference on Advanced Communication Technologies and Networking, CommNet 2019

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Advanced Communication Technologies and Networking, CommNet 2019
Country/TerritoryMorocco
CityRabat
Period12/04/1914/04/19

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