Jamming game for secure OFDMA systems

Vahed Fadakar Gabalou, Behrouz Maham

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In a communication system, security and reliability have an important impact on the quality of services. In this paper, we investigate power and subcarrier allocation of a transmitter over the downlink of an OFDMA system with security considerations among users in the presence of a jammer. This paper 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. In order to allocate available resources, we solve the optimization problem of each player to characterize their optimal strategies. Considering the intractability of the closed form Nash equilibrium for general power regime, we 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, we examine the jamming power effect on the secrecy sum-rate and acquire lower and upper bounds of this rate using simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538617342
Publication statusPublished - Jun 8 2018
Event2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2018 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Apr 15 2018Apr 18 2018


Other2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2018


  • Physical Layer Security
  • Resource Allocation
  • Zero-Sum Game

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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