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Beamforming for Dual-Hop Satellite Communications Against Eavesdropping

By Chunyan Yin, Min Lin, Zhi Lin, Xiangshuai Tao, Athanasios Panagopoulos, and Jian Ouyang
Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 70, 61-69, 2018


This paper proposes a secure beamforming (BF) scheme for a dual-hop satellite communication system, where a satellite acts as a relay using amplify-and-forward (AF) protocol to assists signal transmission between the terrestrial source and destination, where the target user is intercepted by an eavesdropper (Eve) in the downlink transmission. By assuming that the satellite is deployed with multiple antenna feeds, we rst establish an optimization problem to minimize the on-board transmit power subject to the quality-of-service (QoS) and secrecy performance requirement of the destination. Then, based on the method of penalty function, we propose a secure BF scheme to obtain the optimal BF weight vector with analytical form. Finally, computer simulation results are given to demonstrate the e ectiveness and superiority of the proposed algorithm.


Chunyan Yin, Min Lin, Zhi Lin, Xiangshuai Tao, Athanasios Panagopoulos, and Jian Ouyang, "Beamforming for Dual-Hop Satellite Communications Against Eavesdropping," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 70, 61-69, 2018.


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