Secure Key Generation for Distributed Inference in IoT

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Research units

  • Princeton University
  • Lehigh University


A secret key generation scheme is proposed for generating keys to be used for one-time pad encryption. This type of encryption is suitable for e.g., short packet communication in distributed inference in IoT. The scheme exploits the phase of the channel fading coefficient in a Rayleigh fading channel to extract highly correlated key bits at two legitimate parties. Compared to other existing methods, the proposed scheme trades off higher bit error probabilities in the keys for lower error correction communication requirements. The bit error of generated keys is characterized via an approximate upper bound, which is shown to be fairly tight for reasonable signal-to-noise ratios.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 53rd Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2019
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventConference on Information Sciences and Systems - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 20 Mar 201922 Mar 2019
Conference number: 53


ConferenceConference on Information Sciences and Systems
Abbreviated titleCISS
CountryUnited States

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