Athina P. Petropulu

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Physical (PHY) layer security approaches for wireless communications can prevent eavesdropping without upper layer data encryption. However, they are hampered by wireless channel conditions: absent feedback, they are typically feasible only when the source-destination channel is better than the source-eavesdropper channel. Node cooperation is a means to(More)
A novel approach of blind channel estimation for OFDM systems is proposed. A linear transformation is applied on each block before it enters the OFDM system. The transform imposes a correlation structure on the transmitted blocks, which is exploited at the receiver to recover the channel via simple cross-correlation operations. The proposed approach is(More)
We consider a cooperative wireless network in the presence of one or more eavesdroppers, and exploit node cooperation for achieving physical (PHY) layer based security. Two different cooperation schemes are considered. In the first scheme, cooperating nodes retransmit a weighted version of the source signal in a decode-and-forward (DF) fashion. In the(More)
The feasibility of physical-layer-based security approaches for wireless communications in the presence of one or more eavesdroppers is hampered by channel conditions. In this paper, cooperation is investigated as an approach to overcome this problem and improve the performance of secure communications. In particular, a decode-and-forward (DF) based(More)
We present a novel frequency-domain framework for the identification of a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system driven by white, mutually independent, unobservable inputs. The system frequency response is obtained based on singular value decomposition (SVD) of a matrix constructed based on the power-spectrum and slices of polyspectra of the system(More)
A multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar system is proposed for obtaining angle and Doppler information on potential targets. Transmitters and receivers are nodes of a small scale wireless network and are assumed to be randomly scattered on a disk. The transmit nodes transmit uncorrelated waveforms. Each receive node applies compressive sampling to the(More)
It was recently shown that MIMO radars with sparse sensing and matrix completion (MC) can significantly reduce the volume of data required by MIMO radars for accurate target detection and estimation. In MIMO-MC radars, the subsampled target returns are forwarded by the receive antennas to a fusion center, partially filling a matrix, referred to as the data(More)
This paper studies secrecy rate optimization in a wireless network with a single-antenna source, a multi-antenna destination and a multi-antenna eavesdropper. This is an unfavorable scenario for secrecy performance as the system is interference-limited. In the literature, assuming that the receiver operates in half duplex (HD) mode, the aforementioned(More)
Widely distributed multiple radar architectures offer parameter estimation improvement for target localization. For a large number of radars, the achievable localization minimum estimation mean-square error (MSE), with full resource allocation, may extend beyond the predetermined system performance goals. In this paper, performance driven resource(More)
Cooperative jamming is an approach that has been recently proposed for improving physical layer based security for wireless networks in the presence of an eavesdropper. While the source transmits its message to its destination, a relay node transmits a jamming signal to create interference at the eavesdropper. In this paper, a scenario in which the relay is(More)