Rafael F. Schaefer

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We consider the bidirectional broadcast channel with common and confidential messages. We show that polar codes achieve the capacity of binary input symmetrical bidirectional broadcast channels with confidential messages, if one node’s channel is a degraded version of the other node’s channel. We also find a new bound on the cardinality of the auxiliary(More)
The classical wiretap channel models secure communication in the presence of a nonlegitimate wiretapper who has to be kept ignorant. Traditionally, the wiretapper is passive in the sense that he only tries to eavesdrop the communication using his received channel output. In this paper, more powerful active wiretappers are studied. In addition to(More)
Strong secrecy capacity of compound wiretap channels is studied. The known lower bounds for the secrecy capacity of compound finite-state memoryless channels under discrete alphabets are extended to arbitrary uncertainty sets and continuous alphabets under the strong secrecy criterion. The conditions under which these bounds are tight are given. Under the(More)
This paper considers a three-receiver broadcast channel with degraded message sets and message cognition. The model consists of a common message for all three receivers, a private common message for only two receivers and two additional private messages for these two receivers, such that each receiver is only interested in one message, while being fully(More)
The problem of secure communication over a multiple access wiretap channel (MAWC) is studied. Here, two transmitters send confidential messages to a legitimate receiver while keeping a non-legitimate eavesdropper ignorant of them. In this paper, this communication scenario is studied for compound channels, for which it is only known to the users that the(More)
In this paper, we study an optimal transmit strategy for multiple-input single-output (MISO) Gaussian channels with joint sum and per-antenna power constraints. We study in detail the interesting case where the sum of the per-antenna power constraints is larger than sum power constraint. A closed-form characterization of an optimal beamforming strategy is(More)
It is becoming more important that next-generation wireless networks wisely integrate multiple services at the physical layer to increase spectral efficiency. In this article, physical layer service integration in wireless networks is considered, where senders not only transmit individual data to certain receivers but also integrate additional multicast or(More)
The wiretap channel models secure communication between two users in the presence of an eavesdropper who must be kept ignorant of transmitted messages. The performance of such a system is usually characterized by its secrecy capacity which determines the maximum transmission rate of secure communication. In this paper, the issue of whether or not the(More)
The compound MIMO Gaussian wiretap channel is studied, where the channel to the legitimate receiver is known and the eavesdropper channel is not known to the transmitter but is known to have a bounded spectral norm (channel gain). The compound secrecy capacity is established without the de-gradedness assumption and the optimal signaling is identified: the(More)