Experimental Results on Secret-Key Extraction from Unsynchronized UWB Channel Observations

  • Gianni PasoliniEmail author
  • Enrico Paolini
  • Davide Dardari
  • Marco Chiani
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 358)


Wireless channel reciprocity can be exploited by two users willing to achieve confidential communications over a public channel as a common source of randomness for the generation of a secret key. In this chapter, the important issue of signal synchronization between the two users is discussed and a simple and practical solution is proposed to overcome this problem. The proposed scheme is tested with a real measurements campaign aimed at extracting secret-keys from the physical parameters of ultrawide bandwidth channels in an indoor scenario. The proposed solution is proved to be effective, as shown in the numerical results that provide an insight on the rate of agreement between the keys separately generated by the two users.


Legitimate User Public Channel Secrecy Capacity Linear Block Code Perfect Secrecy 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



We wish to thank Nicoló Decarli for setting up the experimental testbed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianni Pasolini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Enrico Paolini
    • 1
  • Davide Dardari
    • 1
  • Marco Chiani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering“G. Marconi” University of BolognaBolognaItaly

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