Performance Analysis of Physical Layer Security in Power Line Communication Networks

Javier Hernandez Fernandez, Aymen Omri, Roberto Di Pietro

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Abstract

Due to the broadcast nature of power line communication (PLC) channels, confidential information exchanged on the power grid is prone to malicious exploitation by any PLC device connected to the same power grid. To combat the ever-growing security threats, physical layer security (PLS) has been proposed as a viable safeguard or complement to existing security mechanisms. In this paper, the security analysis of a typical PLC adversary system model is investigated. In particular, we derive the expressions of the corresponding average secrecy capacity (ASC) and the secrecy outage probability (SOP) of the considered PLC system. In addition, numerical results are presented to validate the obtained analytical expressions and to assess the relevant PLS performances. The results show significant impacts of the transmission distances and the used carrier frequency on the overall transmission security.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISCC 2023 - 28th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications
Subtitle of host publicationComputers and Communications for the Benefits of Humanity
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages777-782
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9798350300482
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event28th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 2023 - Hybrid, Gammarth, Tunisia
Duration: Jul 9 2023Jul 12 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications
Volume2023-July
ISSN (Print)1530-1346

Conference

Conference28th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 2023
Country/TerritoryTunisia
CityHybrid, Gammarth
Period07/9/2307/12/23

Keywords

  • Average Secrecy Capacity
  • Performance Analysis
  • PLC
  • PLS
  • Secrecy Outage Probability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • General Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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