Security

Opportunistic Secrecy With a Strict Delay Constraint

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Executive Summary

The authors investigate the delay limited secrecy capacity of the flat fading channel under two different assumptions on the available transmitter Channel State Information (CSI). The first scenario assumes perfect prior knowledge of both the main and eavesdropper channel gains. Here, upper and lower bounds on the delay limited secrecy capacity are derived, and shown to be tight in the high Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) regime. In the second scenario, only the main channel CSI is assumed to be available at the transmitter where, remarkably, they establish the achievability of a non-zero delay-limited secure rate, for a wide class of channel distributions, with a high probability.

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