Physical Layer Security From Inter-Session Interference in Large Wireless Networks
Physical layer secrecy in wireless networks in the presence of eavesdroppers of unknown location is considered. In contrast to prior schemes, which have expended energy in the form of cooperative jamming to enable secrecy, the authors develop schemes where multiple transmitters send their signals in a cooperative fashion to confuse the eavesdroppers. Hence, power is not expended on "Artificial noise"; rather, the signal of a given transmitter is protected by the aggregate interference produced by the other transmitters. They introduce a two-hop strategy for the case of equal path-loss between all pairs of nodes, and then consider its embedding within a multi-hop approach for the general case of an extended network.