Interleaved Concatenated Coding for Secrecy in the Finite Blocklength Regime



We propose a systematic concatenated coding scheme based on the combination of interleaving with powerful channel codes and jamming for wireless secrecy under the practical assumption of codes in the finite blocklength regime. The basic idea lies in generating a short random key that is used to shuffle/interleave information at the source, Alice. This key is then sent to the legitimate receiver, Bob, during a brief period of advantageous communication over the eavesdropper Eve (e.g., due to more interference from a jammer). Finally, the key is decoded at Bob to properly deinterleave the original information. Bob receives a better quality version of the interleaving key, therefore having the needed advantage over Eve. Information reliability is provided by a strong inner code, while security against Eve results from the proper selection of the outer code and interference levels over the key. We propose a methodology for selection of the outer code with reliability and security constraints. For that, we introduce bit error complementary cumulative distribution function metrics, suitable for security and reliability analysis of error correcting codes.


wireless, security


wireless, security


IEEE Signal Processing Letters, March 2016

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