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Active Physical Layer Security

Active Physical Layer Security

Supervisor(s): Dr. Matthias Hiller
Status: inprogress
Topic: Others
Author: Leon Wenning
Submission: 2020-03-31
Type of Thesis: Guided Research
Thesis topic in co-operation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC, Garching

Description

The main idea of this guided research is to develop a system model
for the active Physical Layer Security (PLS) key exchange as well as to
analyze the method's potential usage for higher order protocols. The
importance of developing a secure communication channel is recog-
nized by the industry, especially in the eld of the Internet of Things
(IoT) where low-powered sensor devices play a central role. However,
establishing secure communication channels often relies on computa-
tionally intense cryptographic algorithms and protocols whereas the
active PLS method only uses locally bounded physical properties to
derive keys.