Wireless Information-Theoretic Security in an Outdoor Topology With Obstacles: Theoretical Analysis and Experimental Measurements

Date Added: Aug 2010
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This paper presents a Wireless Information-Theoretic Security (WITS) scheme, which has been recently introduced as a robust physical layer-based security solution, especially for infrastructureless networks. An autonomic network of moving users was implemented via 802.11n nodes of an ad hoc network for an outdoor topology with obstacles. Obstructed-Line-Of-Sight (OLOS) and Non-Line-Of-Sight (NLOS) propagation scenarios were examined. Low-speed user movement was considered, so that Doppler spread could be discarded. A transmitter and a legitimate receiver exchanged information in the presence of a moving eavesdropper.