Physical-Layer Security over Non-Small-Scale Fading Channels

Gaofeng Pan, Chaoqing Tang, Xv Zhang, Tingting Li, Ying Weng, Yunfei Chen

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This paper investigates the performances of secure communications over non-small-scale fading channels. Specifically, considering three different cases when the main and eavesdropper channels experience independent lognormal fading, correlated lognormal fading, or independent composite fading, we study the average secrecy capacity and secrecy outage [including the probability of nonzero secrecy capacity (PNSC) and secure outage probability (SOP)] for these channel conditions. The approximated closed-form expressions for the average secrecy capacity, PNSC, and SOP are derived for these three different types of non-small fading channels. The accuracy of our performance analysis is verified by simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7058442
Pages (from-to)1326-1339
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Composite fading
  • lognormal fading
  • secrecy capacity
  • secure outage probability (SOP)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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