In this paper, a transmit antenna selection (TAS)-based incremental hybrid decode-amplify-forward (IHDAF) scheme is proposed to enhance physical layer security in cooperative relay networks. Specifically, TAS is adopted at the source in order to reduce the feedback overhead. In the proposed TAS-based IHDAF scheme, the network transmits signals to the destination adaptive select direction transmission (DT) mode, AF mode, or DF mode depending on the capacity of the source-relay link and source-relay link. In order to fully examine the benefits of the proposed TAS-based IHDAF scheme, we first derive its secrecy outage probability (SOP) in a closed-form expression. We then conduct asymptotic analysis on the SOP, which reveals the secrecy performance floor of the proposed TAS-based IHDAF scheme when no channel state information is available at the source. Theoretical analysis and simulation results demonstrate that the proposed TAS-based IHDAF scheme outperforms the selective decode-and-forward, the incremental decode-and-forward, and the noncooperative DT schemes in terms of the SOP and effective secrecy throughout, especially when the relay is close to the destination. Furthermore, the proposed TAS-based IHDAF scheme offer a good tradeoff between complexity and performance compared with using all antennas at the source.
- cooperative communications
- Physical layer security
- secrecy outage probability
- transmit antenna selection
Feng, Y., Yan, S., Yang, Z., Yang, N., & Zhu, W-P. (2017). TAS-based incremental hybrid decode-amplify-forward relaying for physical layer security enhancement. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 65(9), 3876-3891. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCOMM.2017.2712601