Kotha Venugopalachary, Deepak Mishra, and Ravikant Saini

Exact Outage Analysis for Non-regenerative Secure Cooperation Against Double-tap Eavesdropping

This paper presents the secrecy performance analysis of an amplify-and-forward relay-assisted cooperative communication system in the presence of a passive external eavesdropper. In contrast to existing works that assume high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) approximations, we have investigated exact and secrecy outage probabilities. Furthermore, we consider a more challenging scenario where the source may not be reachable to the intended user directly. But the eavesdropper can tap both the source link and the relay link. First of all, the outage probability is analyzed at the intended user as well as the eavesdropper. Next, defining the secrecy rate for the amplify-and-forward (AF) relaying system, the expression of the secrecy outage probability (SOP) and the secrecy intercept probability (SIP) have been derived, respectively. Noticing the complexity involved in the integration of SOP and SIP expressions, the closed-form expressions have been derived for asymptotic cases. Finally, the exact and asymptotic analysis has been verified by performing Monte-Carlo simulations. It is observed that the relay position should be closer to the source compared to the eavesdropper to achieve improved SOP.


DOI: 10.36244/ICJ.2022.4.6


Please cite this paper the following way:

Kotha Venugopalachary, Deepak Mishra, and Ravikant Saini, "Analysis for Non-regenerative Secure Cooperation Against Double-tap Eavesdropping", Infocommunications Journal, Vol. XIV, No 4, December 2022, pp. 42-48., https://doi.org/10.36244/ICJ.2022.4.6

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