Physical-Layer Security for Mixed and -Distribution Dual-Hop RF/FSO Systems

In this correspondence, we investigate the physical-layer security of a mixed radio frequency/free space optical (RF/FSO) dual-hop communication system for both fixed and variable gain relaying schemes. More specifically, we only assume that the eavesdropping happens at the RF link because the optical link has high security. We assume that all RF channels suffer from fading, while the FSO link experiences -distributed fading. Then, we derive some analytical results for the average secrecy rate (ASR) and secrecy outage probability (SOP).

Yang L, Liu T, Chen J, Alouini M-S (2018) Physical-Layer Security for Mixed \n \n and \n \n -Distribution Dual-Hop RF/FSO Systems. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology: 1–1. Available:

This work was in part supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Grant 61671160, the Department of Education of Guangdong Province (No. 2016KZDXM050), and the open research fund of National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University (No. 2018D01).

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