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Improved Channel Reciprocity for Secure Communication in Next Generation Wireless Systems

Imtisal Qadeer1,2, Muhammad Khurram Ehsan3,*

1 Ind. Reseacher, Neckarstraße 244, PLZ: 70190, Stuttgart, Germany
2 Zelle Solutions, Office #FF-37, Saima Square, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Block-10A, Karachi, Pakistan
3 Faculty of Engineering, Bahria University, Lahore Campus, Lahore, Pakistan

* Corresponding Author: Muhammad Khurram Ehsan. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Management of Security, Privacy and Trust of Multimedia Data in Mobile devices communication)

Computers, Materials & Continua 2021, 67(2), 2619-2630.


To secure the wireless connection between devices with low computational power has been a challenging problem due to heterogeneity in operating devices, device to device communication in Internet of Things (IoTs) and 5G wireless systems. Physical layer key generation (PLKG) tackles this secrecy problem by introducing private keys among two connecting devices through wireless medium. In this paper, relative calibration is used as a method to enhance channel reciprocity which in turn increases the performance of the key generation process. Channel reciprocity based key generation is emerged as better PLKG methodology to obtain secure wireless connection in IoTs and 5G systems. Circulant deconvolution is proposed as a promising technique for relative calibration to ensure channel reciprocity in comparison to existing techniques Total Least Square (TLS) and Structured Total Least Square (STLS). The proposed deconvolution technique replicates the performance of the STLS by exploiting the possibility of higher information reuse and its lesser computational complexity leads to less processing time in comparison to the STLS. The presented idea is validated by observing the relation between signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and the correlation coefficient of the corresponding channel measurements between communicating parties.


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I. Qadeer and M. Khurram Ehsan, "Improved channel reciprocity for secure communication in next generation wireless systems," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 67, no.2, pp. 2619–2630, 2021.

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