Secure Multi-Antenna Transmission in Three-Tier Wireless Sensor Networks

Yansha Deng, Lifeng Wang, Maged Elkashlan, Arumugam Nallanathan, Ranjan Mallik

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Abstract

This paper develops a tractable framework for exploiting the potential benefits of physical layer security in three-tier wireless sensor networks. In such networks, the sensing data from the remote sensors are collected by sinks with the help of access points, and the external eavesdroppers intercept the data transmissions. We adopt the stochastic geometry approach to model the random locations and spatial densities of the sensors, access points, sinks, and eavesdroppers. We focus on the secure transmission in two scenarios: the active sensors transmit their sensing data to the access points, and the active access points forward the data to the sinks. We derive new compact expressions for the overall average secrecy rate in such networks. Numerical results corroborate our analysis and show that multiple- antenna technique at the access points can enhance the security. Our results show that the overall average secrecy rate first increases with increasing the number of access points, and there exists a critical value beyond which the overall average secrecy rate decreases with increasing the number of access points. When adding the number of active sensors, the overall average secrecy rate decreases. In contrast, increasing the number of sinks improves the overall average secrecy rate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

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