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B. Yang, T. Taleb, Z. Wu and L. Ma, "Spectrum Sharing for Secrecy Performance Enhancement in D2D-Enabled UAV Networks," in IEEE Network, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 156-163, November/December 2020, doi: 10.1109/MNET.011.2000093

Spectrum sharing for secrecy performance enhancement in D2D-enabled UAV networks

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Author: Yang, Bin1,2; Taleb, Tarik3,4,5; Wu, Zhenqiang6;
Organizations: 1School of Computer and Information Engineering, Chuzhou University, Chuzhou, China
2School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
3School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland
4Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Oulu University, Finland
5Department of Computer and Information Security, Sejong University, South Korea
6School of Computer Science, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China
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Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-01-28


With the assistance of device-to-device (D2D) communications, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) networks are anticipated to support widespread applications in fifth generation (5G) and beyond wireless systems, by providing seamless coverage, flexible deployment, and high channel rate. However, the networks face significant security threats from malicious eavesdroppers due to the inherent broadcast and openness nature of wireless channels. To ensure secure communications of such networks, physical layer security is a promising technique, which utilizes the randomness and noise of wireless channels to enhance secrecy performance. This article investigates physical layer security performance via spectrum sharing in D2D-enabled UAV networks. We first present two typical network architectures where each UAV serves as either a flying base station or an aerial user equipment. Then, we propose a spectrum sharing strategy to fully exploit interference incurred by spectrum reuse for improving secrecy performance. We further conduct two case studies to evaluate the spectrum sharing strategy in these two typical network architectures, and also show secrecy performance gains compared to traditional spectrum sharing strategy. Finally, we discuss some future research directions in D2D-enabled UAV networks.

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Series: IEEE network
ISSN: 0890-8044
ISSN-E: 1558-156X
ISSN-L: 0890-8044
Volume: 34
Issue: 6
Pages: 156 - 163
DOI: 10.1109/MNET.011.2000093
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was partially supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program through the 5G!Drones Project under Grant No. 857031, the Academy of Finland 6Genesis project under Grant No. 318927, the Academy of Finland CSN project under Grant No. 311654, the NSF of China under Grant No. 61702068 and 61962033, the Anhui Province project under Grant No. 1808085MF165, gxgwfx2019060 and KJ2019A0643, the Yunnan Province project under Grant No. 2018FH001-010, and the Chuzhou University project under Grant No. zrjz2019011.
EU Grant Number: (857031) 5G!Drones - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Vertical Applications’ Trials Leveraging Advanced 5G Facilities
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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