Physical-Layer Security for Cooperative Relay Networks

  • Yulong Zou
  • Jia Zhu

Part of the Wireless Networks book series (WN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Yulong Zou, Jia Zhu
    Pages 1-15
  3. Yulong Zou, Jia Zhu
    Pages 99-104

About this book


This book presents physical-layer security as a promising paradigm for achieving the information-theoretic secrecy required for wireless networks. It explains how wireless networks are extremely vulnerable to eavesdropping attacks and discusses a range of security techniques including information-theoretic security, artificial noise aided security, security-oriented beamforming, and diversity assisted security approaches. It also provides an overview of the cooperative relaying methods for wireless networks such as orthogonal relaying, non-orthogonal relaying, and relay selection.
Chapters explore the relay-selection designs for improving wireless secrecy against eavesdropping in time-varying fading environments and a joint relay and jammer selection for wireless physical-layer security, where a relay is used to assist the transmission from the source to destination and a friendly jammer is employed to transmit an artificial noise for confusing the eavesdropper. Additionally, the security-reliability tradeoff (SRT) is mathematically characterized for wireless communications and two main relay-selection schemes, the single-relay and multi-relay selection, are devised for the wireless SRT improvement. In the single-relay selection, only the single best relay is chosen for assisting the wireless transmission, while the multi-relay selection invokes multiple relays for simultaneously forwarding the source transmission to the destination.
Physical-Layer Security for Cooperative Relay Networks is designed for researchers and professionals working with networking or wireless security. Advanced-level students interested in networks, wireless, or privacy will also find this book a useful resource.


Physical-Layer Security Cooperative Relaying Jammer Selection Relay Selection Security-Reliability Tradeoff Wireless Security Intercept probability Secrecy Capacity

Authors and affiliations

  • Yulong Zou
    • 1
  • Jia Zhu
    • 2
  1. 1.Nanjing University of Posts and Telecom.NanjingChina
  2. 2.Nanjing University of Posts and Telecom.NanjingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31173-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31174-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-1186
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-1445
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