Systems And Methods Of Secure Coding For Physical Layer Communication Channels
Mclaughlin, Steven William
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Systems and methods of securely communicating from a sender device to a receiver device on a communication channel are disclosed. One disclosed method is for securely communicating from a sender device to a receiver device on a main channel when an eavesdropper device is listening on an eavesdropper channel. The main channel has an signal-to-noise ratio SNRM, and the eavesdropper channel has a signal-to-noise ratio SNRE. The method comprises encoding a message at a physical layer with a secure error correcting code (SECC) to produce an encoded message, and transmitting the encoded message on the main channel. The SECC has a set of defined characteristics such that when the eavesdropper device is more than a predetermined distance Z from the sender, at least a predefined fraction of the message is unreliable, where the predefined fraction of unreliable bits renders the eavesdropper unable to reliable decode messages on the main channel.
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