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Cooperative Secure Communication in UAV Assisted Networks with Dynamic Role Switching.

Zhang, J., Wang, Q., Gao, A. and Hu, Y., 2024. Cooperative Secure Communication in UAV Assisted Networks with Dynamic Role Switching. In: 2023 IEEE Global Communications Conference, 4-8 December 2023, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2152-2157.

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DOI: 10.1109/GCWkshps58843.2023.10464417


This paper proposes a novel role switching scheme (RSS) to optimize the secure communication by the cooperation of multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Each UAV is enabled to switch its role during the flight, i.e., could be an aerial relay to serve ground users (GUs) or a friendly jammer to generate artificial noise (AN) to deteriorate the wiretapping of potential eavesdropper users (EUs). It’s worthy to be noticed that the joint optimization for UAVs’ trajectory and legitimate GUs’ transmission power control with RSS is a non-convex mixed integer fractional programming problem. A multi-agent deep reinforcement learning (MADRL) combined successive convex approximate (SCA) algorithm is further designed to maximize the achievable secrecy energy efficiency (ASEE). Numerical results illustrate that compared with the role fixed scheme (RFS) and relaxation based SCA approaches, the proposed DRL-SCA algorithm endows UAVs the capacity to fly close enough to target users (both GUs and EUs) which brings a better achievable secrecy rate (ASR), less energy consumption and higher ASEE. Index Terms—Secure Communication, Dynamic Role Switching, DRL, SCA, UAV Assisted Networks

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Secure Communication; Dynamic Role Switching; DRL; SCA; UAV Assisted Networks
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:39500
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:09 Feb 2024 12:11
Last Modified:02 Apr 2024 14:43


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