Wiretap Channel with Causal State Information and Secure Rate-Limited Feedback

Alejandro Cohen, Asaf Cohen

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In this paper, we consider the secrecy capacity of a wiretap channel in the presence of causal state information and secure rate-limited feedback. In this scenario, the causal state information from the channel is available to both the legitimate transmitter and the legitimate receiver. In addition, the legitimate receiver can send secure feedback to the transmitter at a limited rate $R-f$. We derive upper and lower bounds on the secrecy capacity and show that, when the channel to the eavesdropper is degraded, the bounds are tight and the secrecy capacity is completely characterized. The capacity achieving scheme is based on Wyner, Csiszár, and Körner wiretap coding and two steps of shared-key generation: one from the state information and one via the noiseless feedback. The upper bound is more involved and requires a nontrivial recursive lemma extending previous results in the literature to include both state and feedback. We conclude the paper by showing that a few interesting known results can be seen as special cases of the above, as well as discussing the case where the source of local randomness at the encoder is limited.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7374687
Pages (from-to)1192-1203
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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