Secrecy Outage Performance of MIMO Wiretap Channels with Multiple Jamming Signals

  • Daniel Benevides da Costa Federal University of Ceará
  • Nuwan Suresh Ferdinand University of Oulu
  • Ugo Silva Dias University of Brasília
  • Rafael Timóteo de Sousa Júnior University of Brasília
  • Matti Latva-aho University of Oulu


In this paper, assuming an interference-limited eavesdropper scenario, the secrecy outage performance ofmultiple-input multiple-output wiretap channels with transmit antenna selection is investigated. Considering that the transmitter (Tx) and the receiver (Rx) are equipped with NA and NB antennas, respectively, while the passive eavesdropper is set with NE antennas, closed-form expressions for the secrecy outage probability and non-zerosecrecy rate are derived. In our analysis, both maximal-ratio combining (MRC) and selection combining (SC) are employed at the Rx, while the eavesdropper uses a MRC scheme. The derived outage expressions hold for arbitrary power distributed jamming signals and some of their special cases (i.e., distinct power distributed and equal power distributed jamming signals) are presented. An asymptotic analysis is carried out to show the impact of the number of jamming signals and number of antennas on the secrecy outage performance. Interestingly, our results show thatthe diversity order equals to min(M,NANB), with M denoting the number of jamming signals. This allows us to conclude that the number of jamming signals at the eavesdropper limits the secrecy performance via diversity such that a high number of antennas does not imply necessarily in a performance improvement, unless for a large number of jamming signals.
How to Cite
da Costa, D., Ferdinand, N., Dias, U., de Sousa Júnior, R., & Latva-aho, M. (2016). Secrecy Outage Performance of MIMO Wiretap Channels with Multiple Jamming Signals. Journal of Communication and Information Systems, 31(1).
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