On Physical Layer Security of α-η-κ-μ Fading Channels

Aashish Mathur, Yun Ai, Manav R. Bhatnagar, Michael Cheffena, Tomoaki Ohtsuki

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In this letter, we study the secrecy performance of the classic Wyner’s wiretap model, where the main and eavesdropper channels are modeled by a general and versatile α-η-κ-μ fading model. Novel and exact expressions of the average secrecy capacity and secrecy outage probability have been derived. Previous results on physical layer security can be obtained through our newly derived expressions by specializing the model parameters. More importantly, the derived results are also applicable for the secrecy performance analysis of some field measurements (e.g. in millimeter wave communications), which cannot be analyzed by previous results.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018 Jul 26


  • Capacity planning
  • generalized fading
  • Physical layer
  • Physical layer security
  • Power system reliability
  • Probability
  • Rayleigh channels
  • secrecy capacity
  • secrecy outage probability
  • short-term fading
  • Signal to noise ratio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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