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An Adaptive Quantization Algorithm for Secret Key Generation Using Radio Channel Measurements

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An Adaptive Quantization Algorithm for Secret Key Generation Using Radio Channel Measurements
—New approaches that generate secret keys from radio channel characteristics have been recently proposed. The security of these schemes usually relies on the reciprocity principle which states that the channel fluctuations can be a source of common randomness for two communicating peers and these fluctuations can’t be measured by any eavesdropper. A validation of these properties for indoor environments is presented in this work. The shared keys are created by measuring the reciprocal channel features and converting this information to binary vectors using a quantization algorithm. This paper addresses the problem of quantization. It identifies an important weakness of existing key generation algorithms and it shows that the secret bits extraction has a significant impact on the robustness and security of these algorithms. A new adaptive quantization algorithm for secret key generation is presented. This method has the advantages to create sufficient long secret keys with a hi...
Sana Tmar Ben Hamida, Jean-Benoît Pierrot, C
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where NTMS
Authors Sana Tmar Ben Hamida, Jean-Benoît Pierrot, Claude Castelluccia
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