On the Security of Millimeter Wave Vehicular Communication Systems using Random Antenna Subsets


Mohammed E. Eltayeb, Junil Choi, Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri, and Robert W. Heath, Jr.


to appear in Proc. of the Vehicular Technology Conference, Montreal, Canada, September 18-21, 2016.


Millimeter wave (mmWave) vehicular communication systems have the potential to improve traffic efficiency and safety. Lack of secure communication links, however, may lead to a formidable set of abuses and attacks. To secure communication links, a physical layer precoding technique for mmWave vehicular communication systems is proposed in this paper. The proposed technique exploits the large dimensional antenna arrays available at mmWave systems to produce direction dependent transmission. This results in coherent transmission to the legitimate receiver and artificial noise that jams eavesdroppers with sensitive receivers. Theoretical and numerical results demonstrate the validity and effectiveness of the proposed technique and show that the proposed technique provides high secrecy throughput when compared to conventional array and switched array transmission techniques.