Enhanced Secure Transmission for Indoor Visible Light Communications

Sheng-Hong LIN  Jin-Yuan WANG  Ying XU  Jianxin DAI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E103-D   No.5   pp.1181-1184
Publication Date: 2020/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2019EDL8202
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Information Network
Keyword: 
visible light communications,  physical-layer security,  secrecy capacity,  protected zone,  

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Summary: 
This letter investigates the secure transmission improvement scheme for indoor visible light communications (VLC) by using the protected zone. Firstly, the system model is established. For the input signal, the non-negativity and the dimmable average optical intensity constraint are considered. Based on the system model, the secrecy capacity for VLC without considering the protected zone is obtained. After that, the protected zone is determined, and the construction of the protected zone is also provided. Finally, the secrecy capacity for VLC with the protected zone is derived. Numerical results show that the secure performance of VLC improves dramatically by employing the protected zone.