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On The Security Performance of Physical-Layer Network Coding



Yi Qian, Kejie Lu, Shengli Fu, Tao Zhang


Physical-layer network coding (PLNC) is a novel wireless communication technology, in which multiple transmitters can send signals on the same channel to the same receiver at the same time. Our previous studies have revealed that PLNC can substantially improve the throughput performance of the whole network. In this paper, we address the security performance of PLNC. In particular, we investigate the symbol error performance of a potential eavesdropper in the PLNC system. Extensive simulation studies show that PLNC can provide security means against passive eavesdroppers.
Proceedings Title
Conference Dates
June 14-18, 2009
Conference Location
Dresden, DE


eavesdropper, physical layer network coding, security, throughput performance


Qian, Y. , Lu, K. , Fu, S. and Zhang, T. (2009), On The Security Performance of Physical-Layer Network Coding, IEEE ICC 2009, Dresden, DE, [online], (Accessed July 23, 2024)


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Created January 5, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017