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Ramabadran, P;Malone, D;Madhuwantha, S;Afanasyev, P;Farrell, R;Dooley, J;O'Brien, B
2018 25TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ELECTRONICS, CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS (ICECS)
A Novel Physical Layer Encryption Scheme to Counter Eavesdroppers in Wireless Communications
2018
January
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Modern wireless communication systems employ wideband modulated RF carriers to communicate the data of interest between the nodes in the network. The security of communications has been conventionally addressed in the data link layers through scrambling and data encryption schemes. These schemes however do not secure the air interface parameters such as modulation scheme and leave them susceptible to eavesdropping and interception by man-in-the-middle platforms. Physical layer security schemes such as directional modulation, DFT S OFDM and RF fingerprinting have been proposed. In this paper, we propose a novel physical layer encryption scheme based on the spectral profile of the intended modulated signal through deliberately introduced constellation distortion to conceal the modulation scheme. The scheme uses a dispersive filter in the modulator with unique group delay profiles unknown to the eavesdropper. The appropriate inverse filter is employed in the authorized receivers to recover the original modulated basebands for demodulation.
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