Guaranteeing Secrecy in Wireless Networks Using Artificial Noise
Source: Carnegie Mellon University
The broadcast nature of the wireless medium makes the communication over this medium vulnerable to eavesdropping. This report considers the problem of secret communication between two nodes, over a fading wireless medium, in the presence of a passive eavesdropper. The assumption used is that the transmitter and its helpers (amplifying relays) have more antennas than the eavesdropper. The transmitter ensures secrecy of communication by utilizing some of the available power to produce 'Artificial noise', such that only the eavesdropper's channel is degraded.