Wireless Secrecy in Large-Scale Networks

Date Added: Feb 2011
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The ability to exchange secret information is critical to many commercial, governmental, and military networks. The intrinsically Secure communications graph (iS-graph) is a random graph which describes the connections that can be securely established over a large-scale network, by exploiting the physical properties of the wireless medium. This paper provides an overview of the main properties of this new class of random graphs. The authors first analyze the local properties of the iS-graph, namely the degree distributions and their dependence on fading, target secrecy rate, and eavesdropper collusion.