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Polar Coding for Confidential Broadcasting

Departament de Teoria del Senyal i Communications, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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Entropy 2020, 22(2), 149;
Received: 7 January 2020 / Accepted: 24 January 2020 / Published: 27 January 2020
A polar coding scheme is proposed for the Wiretap Broadcast Channel with two legitimate receivers and one eavesdropper. We consider a model in which the transmitter wishes to send the same private (non-confidential) message and the same confidential message reliably to two different legitimate receivers, and the confidential message must also be (strongly) secured from the eavesdropper. The coding scheme aims to use the optimal rate of randomness and does not make any assumption regarding the symmetry or degradedness of the channel. This paper extends previous work on polar codes for the wiretap channel by proposing a new chaining construction that allows to reliably and securely send the same confidential message to two different receivers. This construction introduces new dependencies between the random variables involved in the coding scheme that need to be considered in the secrecy analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: polar codes; information-theoretic security; wiretap broadcast channel; strong secrecy polar codes; information-theoretic security; wiretap broadcast channel; strong secrecy
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del Olmo Alòs, J.; Fonollosa, J.R. Polar Coding for Confidential Broadcasting. Entropy 2020, 22, 149.

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