Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Henkel
Physical-layer key generation makes use of the reciprocity of wireless time-division duplex (TDD) channels. Both transmission directions experience the same channel, apart from independent noise and quantization effects. The randomness of a mobile channel ensures a certain regeneration rate of keys. Reconfigurable antennas, so-called RECAPs, offer a possibility to also provide randomness in the extreme case when both transmitter and receiver are not moving, even have a line-of sight connection. RECAP structures and the steps for obtaining a reliably identical and secure key on both sides are discussed.
[Report] Physical-Layer Key Generation Supported by RECAP Antenna Structures