User association for enhancing physical layer security in heterogeneous network

Furqan H. M., Sidhu G. A. S., ARSLAN H.

1st International Telecommunications Conference, ITelCon 2017, İstanbul, Turkey, 28 - 29 December 2017, vol.504, pp.227-238 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 504
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-981-13-0408-8_19
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-238
  • Keywords: Heterogeneous network, Physical layer security
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


In this work, a fair user association scheme is proposed for heterogeneous networks aiming to enhance physical layer security (PLS). More specifically, the user association problem is formulated as a Nash bargaining problem (NBS) with the objective of maximizing sum secrecy rate. Firstly, we develop a two player bargaining scheme for two base stations (BSs) in order to bargain user association for enhancing secrecy rate and then it is extended to multi-player bargaining scheme using hungarian algorithm. Simulation results are presented for proposed scheme and compared with SINR based association to show the effectiveness of our algorithm.