Using of Wavelets for Secret Key Generation: A Measurement Based Study

Topal O. A., Liang Z., Ascheid G., Dartmann G., Karabulut Kurt G. Z.

26th Telecommunications Forum (TELFOR), Belgrade, Serbia And Montenegro, 20 - 21 November 2018, pp.199-202 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Belgrade
  • Country: Serbia And Montenegro
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-202
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


For the physical layer (PHY) key generation, two distant nodes exploit the reciprocal channel coefficients as a shared secret. These nodes may obtain erroneous channel estimates and generate highly correlated but not identical secret keys. In this work, we analyze the key error rate (KER) performances when different wavelet families are utilized as a pre-processing step in PHY key generation. Measurement-based KER results show that selection of the wavelet can significantly change the performance.