Secure Full Duplex Integrated Sensing and Communications

Ahmad Bazzi, Marwa Chafii

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The following paper models a secure full duplex (FD) integrated sensing and communication (ISAC) scenario, where malicious eavesdroppers aim at intercepting the downlink (DL) as well as the uplink (UL) information exchanged between the dual functional radar and communication (DFRC) base station (BS) and a set of communication users. The DFRC BS, on the other hand, aims at illuminating radar beams at the eavesdroppers in order to sense their physical parameters, while maintaining high UL/DL secrecy rates. Based on the proposed model, we formulate a power efficient secure ISAC optimization framework design, which is intended to guarantee both UL and DL secrecy rates requirements, while illuminating radar beams towards eavesdroppers. The framework exploits artificial noise (AN) generation at the DFRC BS, along with UL/DL beamforming design and UL power allocation. We propose a beamforming design solution to the secure ISAC optimization problem. Finally, we corroborate our findings via simulation results and demonstrate the feasibility, as well as the superiority of the proposed algorithm, under different situations. We also reveal insightful trade-offs achieved by our approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2082-2097
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
StatePublished - 2024


  • artificial noise
  • beamforming design
  • dual-functional radar-communication (DFRC)
  • integrated sensing and communications (ISAC)
  • Physical layer security
  • secrecy rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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