Security/QoS-Aware Route Selection in Multi-hop Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Yang Xu, Jia Liu, Yulong Shen, Xiaohong Jiang, Tarik Taleb

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Recently extensive works have been devoted to the performance analysis of physical layer security in wireless communication systems. However, the combination of physical layer security and quality of service (QoS) for route selection in multi-hop wireless ad hoc networks (WANETs) still remains an open technical challenge. As an initial step towards this end, this paper focuses on a multi-hop WANET with two typical transmission schemes amplify-and-forward (AF) and decode-and-forward (DF), and explores the route selection with the consideration of both security and QoS. We first derive the closed-form expressions of secrecy outage probability (SOP) and connection outage probability (COP) for a single hop link, and further extend the results to an end-to-end route. Then we conduct the performance comparison between the AF scheme and DF scheme. Finally, based on both the SOP and COP of a route, we formulate the route metric and propose a flexible route selection algorithm which enables us to select the suitable route for message delivery according to different security and QoS requirements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Communications
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE ICC’16, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-6664-6
Publication statusPublished - May 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 22 May 201627 May 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607
ISSN (Electronic)1938-1883


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications
Abbreviated titleICC
CityKuala Lumpur


  • route selection
  • physical layer security
  • QoS
  • AF
  • DF


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