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A New Secret key Agreement Scheme in a Four-Terminal Network

By Parisa Babaheidarian, Somayeh Salimi and Mohammad Reza Aref


A new scenario for generating a secret key and two private keys among three Terminals in the presence of an external eavesdropper is considered. Terminals 1, 2 and 3 intend to share a common secret key concealed from the external eavesdropper (Terminal 4) and simultaneously, each of Terminals 1 and 2 intends to share a private key with Terminal 3 while keeping it concealed from each other and from Terminal 4. All four Terminals observe i.i.d. outputs of correlated sources and there is a public channel from Terminal 3 to Terminals 1 and 2. An inner bound of the "secret key-private keys capacity region" is derived and the single letter capacity regions are obtained for some special cases.Comment: 6 pages, 3 figure

Topics: Computer Science - Cryptography and Security, Computer Science - Information Theory
Year: 2011
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