Jammaing game for secure orthogonal frequency division multiplexing access systems

Vahed Fadakar Gabalou, Behrouz Maham, Mojtaba Jahandideh

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In a communication system, security and reliability have an important impact on the quality of services. In this study, the authors investigate power and subcarrier allocation of a transmitter over the downlink of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing access system with security considerations among users in the presence of a jammer. This study considers the interaction between the jammer and the transmitter as a zero-sum game where the objective function is the transmitter's secrecy sum-rate. To allocate the available resources, they solve the optimisation problem of each player to characterise its optimal strategies. Considering the intractability of the closed form Nash equilibrium for general power regime, they study a matrix game for obtaining maxmin and minmax solutions and demonstrate the validity of inequality maxmin ≥ minmax. Moreover, they show the existence of pure Nash equilibrium point for low total power regimes of the transmitter and the jammer and attain an expression for each regime. Finally, they examine the jamming power effect on the secrecy sum-rate and acquire lower and upper bounds of this rate using simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1498-1508
Number of pages11
JournalIET Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jul 31 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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