Weighted Sum Secrecy Rate Maximization for Joint ITS- and IRS-Empowered System

Shaochuan Yang, Kaizhi Huang, Hehao Niu, Yi Wang, Zheng Chu

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In this work, we investigate a novel intelligent surface-assisted multiuser multiple-input single-output multiple-eavesdropper (MU-MISOME) secure communication network where an intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) is deployed to enhance the secrecy performance and an intelligent transmission surface (ITS)-based transmitter is utilized to perform energy-efficient beamforming. A weighted sum secrecy rate (WSSR) maximization problem is developed by jointly optimizing transmit power allocation, ITS beamforming, and IRS phase shift. To solve this problem, we transform the objective function into an approximated concave form by using the successive convex approximation (SCA) technique. Then, we propose an efficient alternating optimization (AO) algorithm to solve the reformulated problem in an iterative way, where Karush–Kuhn–Tucker (KKT) conditions, the alternating direction method of the multiplier (ADMM), and majorization–minimization (MM) methods are adopted to derive the closed-form solution for each subproblem. Finally, simulation results are given to verify the convergence and secrecy performance of the proposed schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1102
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • alternating direction method of multiplier (ADMM)
  • intelligent reflecting surface (IRS)
  • intelligent transmission surface (ITS)
  • majorization–minimization (MM) algorithm
  • physical layer security (PLS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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