Secure Cooperative Systems with Jamming and Unreliable Backhaul over Nakagami-m Fading Channels

  • Michael Stewart
  • Long D. NguyenEmail author
  • Cheng Yin
  • Emiliano Garcia-Palacios
  • Sang Q. Nguyen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 257)


In this paper, the secrecy performance of cooperative networks with jamming signals of eavesdroppers are studied under the impacts of unreliable backhaul networks. By proposing a two-phase transmitter/relay selection scheme, the desired signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of relays is maximized by selected the best transmitter, meanwhile, the jamming signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) of the eavesdroppers is minimized by selected the best relay. The secrecy outage probability is derived in closed-form expressions by following some useful lemmas and theorems. Furthermore, the analysis of asymptotic secrecy outage probability is also performed to explicitly reveal the impacts of unreliable backhaul links on the secrecy performance. By the impact of imperfect backhaul links, the diversity gain is limited as shown in our results.


Cooperative networks Physical layer security Secrecy performance Unreliable backhaul 



This work was supported by the Newton Prize 2017 and by a Research Environment Links grant, ID 339568416, under the Newton Programme Vietnam partnership. The grant is funded by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and delivered by the British Council. For further information, please visit


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Stewart
    • 1
  • Long D. Nguyen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cheng Yin
    • 1
  • Emiliano Garcia-Palacios
    • 1
  • Sang Q. Nguyen
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceQueen’s University BelfastBelfastUK
  2. 2.Faculty of Information TechnologyDuy Tan UniversityDa NangVietnam

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