Secrecy Capacity Region of Some Classes of Wiretap Broadcast Channels

Abstract : This paper investigates the secrecy capacity of the wiretap broadcast channel (WBC) with an external eavesdropper where a source wishes to communicate two private messages over a broadcast channel (BC) while keeping them secret from the eavesdropper. We derive a nontrivial outer bound on the secrecy capacity region of this channel which, in absence of security constraints, reduces to the best known outer bound to the capacity of the standard BC. An inner bound is also derived, which follows the behavior of both the best known inner bound for the BC and the wiretap channel. These bounds are shown to be tight for the deterministic BC with a general eavesdropper, the semideterministic BC with a more noisy eavesdropper, and the wiretap BC where users exhibit a less noisiness order between them. Finally, by rewriting our outer bound to encompass the characteristics of parallel channels, we also derive the secrecy capacity region of the product of two inversely less noisy BCs with a more noisy eavesdropper. We illustrate our results by studying the impact of security constraints on the capacity of the WBC with binary erasure and binary symmetric components.
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Meryem Benammar, Pablo Piantanida. Secrecy Capacity Region of Some Classes of Wiretap Broadcast Channels. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2015, ⟨10.1109/TIT.2015.2463279⟩. ⟨hal-01257571⟩

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