Secrecy Performance of Joint Relay and Jammer Selection Methods in Cluster Networks: With and Without Hardware Noises

  • Phu Tran Tin
  • Tran Trung Duy
  • Phuong T. Tran
  • Miroslav Voznak
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 415)


In this paper, we propose joint relay and jammer selection protocols to enhance secrecy performance for cluster-based multi-hop networks. In particular, without channel state information (CSI) of the eavesdropping links, one of available nodes at each cluster is selected to forward the source data, relying on the CSI of the data links, while a jammer node is randomly chosen to generate artificial noises to an eavesdropper. We also investigate the impact of hardware noises on the secrecy performance of the proposed protocols. When the transceiver hardware is perfect, we derive exact closed-form expressions of secrecy outage probability (SOP) for the proposed protocols over Rayleigh fading channel. We then perform Monte Carlo based computer simulations to verify the theoretical results.


Physical-layer security Cluster-based multi-hop transmission Secrecy outage probability Hardware impairments Rayleigh fading channels 



This research is funded by Vietnam National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) under grant number 102.01-2014.33.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phu Tran Tin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tran Trung Duy
    • 3
  • Phuong T. Tran
    • 4
  • Miroslav Voznak
    • 1
  1. 1.VSB Technical University of OstravaOstrava, PorubaCzech Republic
  2. 2.Faculty of Electronics TechnologyIndustrial University of Ho Chi Minh CityHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  3. 3.Department of TelecommunicationsPosts and Telecommunications Institute of TechnologyHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  4. 4.Faculty of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringTon Duc Thang UniversityHo Chi Minh CityVietnam

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