On the Secrecy Rate of In-Band Full-duplex Two-way Wiretap Channel

Nanveet Garg, Haifeng Luo, Tharm Ratnarajah

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In this paper, we consider a two-way wiretap Multi-Input Multi-Output Multi-antenna Eve (MIMOME) channel, where both nodes (Alice and Bob) transmit and receive in an in-band full-duplex (IBFD) manner. For this system with keyless security, we provide a novel artificial noise (AN) based signal design, where the AN is injected in both signal and null spaces. We present an ergodic secrecy rate approximation to derive the power allocation algorithm. We consider scenarios where AN is known and unknown to legitimate users and include imperfect channel information effects. To maximize secrecy rates subject to the transmit power constraint, a two-step power allocation solution is proposed, where the first step is known at Eve, and the second step helps to improve the secrecy further. We also consider scenarios where partial information is known by Eve and the effects of non-ideal self-interference cancellation. The usefulness and limitations of the resulting power allocation solution are analyzed and verified via simulations. Results show that secrecy rates are less when AN is unknown to receivers or Eve has more information about legitimate users. Since the ergodic approximation only considers Eve’s distance, the resulting power allocation provides secrecy rates close to the actual ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1
JournalIEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking
Early online date22 Feb 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Feb 2024

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Artificial noise
  • Channel estimation
  • Eavesdropping
  • Forensics
  • Oral communication
  • Resource management
  • Surveillance
  • Wireless networks
  • in-band full-duplex
  • power allocation
  • secrecy rate


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