Rate regions of secret key sharing in a new source model

Salimi, S ; Sharif University of Technology | 2011

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1049/iet-com.2009.0777
  3. Publisher: 2011
  4. Abstract:
  5. A source model for secret key generation between terminals is considered. Two users, namely users 1 and 2, at one side communicate with another user, namely user 3, while at the other side via a public channel where three users can observe i.i.d. outputs of correlated sources. Each of users 1 and 2 intends to share a secret key with user 3 where user 1 acts as a wiretapper for user 2 and vice versa. In this model, two situations are considered: communication from users 1 and 2 to user 3 (the forward key strategy) and from user 3 to users 1 and 2 (the backward key strategy). In both situations, the goal is sharing a secret key between user 1 and user 3 while leaking no effective information about that key to user 2, and simultaneously, sharing another secret key between user 2 and user 3 while leaking no effective information about the latter key to user 1. This model is motivated by wireless communications when considering user 3 as a base station and users 1 and 2 as network users. For both the forward and backward key strategies, inner and outer bounds of secret key capacity regions are derived. In special situations where one of users 1 and 2 is only interested in wiretapping and not key sharing, the results agree with that of Ahlswede and Csiszar. Also, the authors investigate some special cases in which the inner bound coincides with the outer bound and secret key capacity region is deduced
  6. Keywords:
  7. Capacity regions ; Correlated sources ; Key sharing ; Network users ; New sources ; Outer bounds ; Secret key ; Secret key sharing ; Source models ; Wireless communications ; Wireless telecommunication systems ; Information dissemination
  8. Source: IET Communications ; Volume 5, Issue 4 , March , 2011 , Pages 443-455 ; 17518628 (ISSN)
  9. URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5728952&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fiel5%2F4105970%2F5728947%2F05728952.pdf%3Farnumber%3D5728952