Media-based modulation for secrecy communications

Yildirim İ., Basar E., Kurt G. K.

ELECTRONICS LETTERS, vol.54, no.12, pp.789-790, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1049/el.2018.0764
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.789-790
  • Keywords: channel estimation, telecommunication security, precoding, modulation, transmitting antennas, MBM schemes, complex data symbols, antenna states, index modulation, single radio frequency chain, spatial modulation, single RF chain, PHY security, secrecy communications, modulation concept, physical layer security, illegitimate listener, precoding design, mutual secrecy rate, secrecy mutual information expressions, media-based modulation, information bit transmission, channel estimation errors
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Media-based modulation (MBM) concept is exploited to increase physical layer (PHY) security in the presence of an illegitimate listener. A precoding design is developed to increase the mutual secrecy rate of MBM, and the secrecy mutual information expressions are derived. The provided analyses and numerical results have also shown that MBM is a perfect candidate for PHY security by providing the maximum achievable secrecy mutual information, even in the presence of channel estimation errors.