A Secure Turbo Codes Design on Physical Layer Security Based on Interleaving and Puncturing

Ahmed Al Adi, Emad Alsusa

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Nowadays, improving the reliability and security of the transmitted data has gained more attention with the increase in emerging power-limited and lightweight communication devices. Also, the transmission needs to meet specific latency requirements. Combining data encryption and encoding in one physical layer block has been exploited to study the effect on security and latency over traditional sequential data transmission. Some of the current works target secure error-correcting codes that may be candidates for post-quantum computing. However, modifying the popularly used channel coding techniques to guarantee secrecy and maintain the same error performance and complexity at the decoder is challenging since the structure of the channel coding blocks is altered which results in less optimal decoding performance. Also, the redundancy nature of the error-correcting codes complicates the encryption method. In this paper, we briefly review the proposed security schemes on Turbo codes. Then, we propose a secure turbo code design and compare it with the relevant security schemes in the literature. We show that the proposed method is more secure without adding complexity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-5468-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-5469-8
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2023


  • Secure Turbo codes , Error-correcting codes security , Physical layer security


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