Internet of Things (IoT) systems are of paramount importance to provide ubiquitous wireless connectivity for smart cities. However, such systems are facing security challenges due to the broadcast and openness nature of wireless channels. This article studies the performance of covert communication under a scenario consisted of a source-destination pair, a passive warden, and multiple relays. We first propose two relay selection schemes, one is random selection and another is superior-link selection. Based on these two schemes, we then examine the transmission strategy design for the source and thus define the necessary condition that the source can transmit covert messages. We further derive the detection error probability of warden and covert capacity based on two relay selection schemes and also explore the covert capacity maximization through efficient numerical searches. Finally, numerical results are provided to illustrate our theoretical findings and the performance of covert communication in such systems. Remarkably, the superior-link selection scheme has 108% improved to the random selection scheme for the maximum covert capacity performance under the same transmission power at the source.
|Julkaisu||IEEE Internet of Things Journal|
|Varhainen verkossa julkaisun päivämäärä||2021|
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|Tila||Julkaistu - 15 huhtik. 2021|
|OKM-julkaisutyyppi||A1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu|