Transmitter optimization techniques for physical layer security

   School of Physics, Engineering and Technology

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  Dr K Cumanan  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Physical layer security has been recently recognized as a promising new design paradigm to provide security in wireless networks in addition to the existing conventional cryptographic methods, where physical layer dynamics of fading channels are exploited to establish secured wireless links. In this project, we will develop different transmission strategies for secure transmission in wireless communications. Specifically, low complexity based transceiver designs will be focused based on convex optimization techniques with and without global channel state information. However, the performance of these transceiver designs is influenced by channel conditions between the legitimate user and eavesdropper channels. In order to further improve the performance of the secure communications, relay nodes can be incorporated into the network to relay the secret information between the legitimate terminals. For this relay assisted secrecy communication, a joint transmitter-relay based design will be investigated to enhance the achievable secrecy rates.

Entry requirements:

Candidates should have (or expect to obtain) a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2.1) or equivalent in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Music Technology or a closely related subject.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply via the University’s online application system at Please read the application guidance first so that you understand the various steps in the application process.

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Funding Notes

This is a self-funded project and you will need to have sufficient funds in place (eg from scholarships, personal funds and/or other sources) to cover the tuition fees and living expenses for the duration of the research degree programme. Please check the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology website for details about funding opportunities at York.

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