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Physical Layer Intercept Probability in Wireless Sensor Networks over Fisher–Snedecor \({\mathcal{F}}\) Fading Channels

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Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, Aleksandra Medvedeva 14, 18115 Niš, Serbia
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School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 73, 11120 Belgrade, Serbia
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Innovation Centre of School of Electrical Engineering, Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 73, 11120 Belgrade, Serbia
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Electronics 2021, 10(12), 1368; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10121368
Received: 12 May 2021 / Revised: 2 June 2021 / Accepted: 4 June 2021 / Published: 8 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems)
In this paper, we analyze the physical layer security (PLS) of an arbitrarily dimensioned wireless sensor network (WSN) in the presence of an unauthorized attacker. Various scheduling schemes have been exploited in order to enhance the secure transmission of reliable links impaired by Fisher–Snedecor F fading. The path loss among active nodes is also considered. The exact intercept probability expressions are derived recalling an optimal scheduling scheme (OS), a scheduling policy based on a specific cumulative distribution function (CS), and round-robin scheduling as a baseline. The asymptotic behavior of the intercept metric is also presented in a simpler form with acceptable accuracy. The secrecy diversity orders are defined and the security–reliability tradeoff of WSN is specified. Numerical results are provided to demonstrate the interplay of various main/wiretap channel conditions, the distances among nodes, the number of active sensors, and the average main-to-eavesdropper’s signal ratio in order to upgrade the quality of the WSN secrecy performance. Additionally, the impact of the outage probability on the intercept probability is defined for a variety of scenarios under which either the CS or OS scheme could be selected as suitable for PLS enhancement. The obtained results are verified by independent Monte Carlo simulations. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless sensor network; physical layer security; intercept probability; reliability; Fisher–Snedecor \({\mathcal{F}}\) distribution; path loss; outage probability wireless sensor network; physical layer security; intercept probability; reliability; Fisher–Snedecor \({\mathcal{F}}\) distribution; path loss; outage probability
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Maričić, S.; Milošević, N.; Drajić, D.; Milić, D.; Anastasov, J. Physical Layer Intercept Probability in Wireless Sensor Networks over Fisher–Snedecor \({\mathcal{F}}\) Fading Channels. Electronics 2021, 10, 1368. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10121368

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Maričić S, Milošević N, Drajić D, Milić D, Anastasov J. Physical Layer Intercept Probability in Wireless Sensor Networks over Fisher–Snedecor \({\mathcal{F}}\) Fading Channels. Electronics. 2021; 10(12):1368. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10121368

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Maričić, Srđan, Nenad Milošević, Dejan Drajić, Dejan Milić, and Jelena Anastasov. 2021. "Physical Layer Intercept Probability in Wireless Sensor Networks over Fisher–Snedecor \({\mathcal{F}}\) Fading Channels" Electronics 10, no. 12: 1368. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10121368

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