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Abstract by Darren Lund

Personal Infomation


Presenter's Name

Darren Lund

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

Marco A. C. Gomes
João P. Vilela
Willie K. Harrison

Abstract Infomation


Department

Mathematics

Faculty Advisor

Willie Harrison

Title

Improving Physical-Layer Security through Random Beamforming

Abstract

Beamforming is a manner of using a MISO or MIMO system to increase signal power in a given direction.  This works seeks to utilize this function along with probability theory to provide a proof of concept in the realm of physical-layer security.  In essence, beamforming can be used to provide a set up where, for all but a minute selection of positions relative to Alice and Bob, Eve has a distinctly higher Packet Error Probability (PEP) than Bob, resulting in information theoretic security.