Physical characteristics of wireless communication channels for secret key establishment: a survey of the research

Bottarelli, M., Epiphaniou, G., Ismail, D. K. B., Karadimas, P. and Al-Khateeb, H. (2018) Physical characteristics of wireless communication channels for secret key establishment: a survey of the research. Computers and Security, 78, pp. 454-476. (doi:10.1016/j.cose.2018.08.001)

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Abstract

Physical layer security protocols have recently been deployed in the context of Wireless communications. These are derived from the intrinsic characteristics of the communication media for key generation, sharing and randomness extraction. These protocols always seek to exhibit both low computational complexity and energy efficiency, whilst also maintain unconditionally secure communications. We present herein, a comprehensive literature review of existing “state-of-the-art” quantisation schemes for physical layer security, with a strong emphasis upon key performance metrics and intrinsic channel characteristics. Our survey seeks not only to concentrate upon the most common quantisation methods, hence their efficiency during key generation; but also crucially, describes the inherent trade-offs as between these standardised metrics. The exact way(s) in which these metrics are duly influenced by quantisation schemes is also discussed, by means of a comprehensive critical narrative of both existing and future developments in the field.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Karadimas, Dr Petros
Authors: Bottarelli, M., Epiphaniou, G., Ismail, D. K. B., Karadimas, P., and Al-Khateeb, H.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Computers and Security
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0167-4048
ISSN (Online):1872-6208
Published Online:14 August 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Computers and Security 78: 454-476
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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