Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Covert Communication with Relay Selection

Su, Yinjie; Sun, Hongjian; Zhang, Zhenkai; Lian, Zhuxian; Xie, Zhibin; Wang, Yajun

Covert Communication with Relay Selection Thumbnail


Yinjie Su

Zhenkai Zhang

Zhuxian Lian

Zhibin Xie

Yajun Wang


In this letter, we investigate covert communication in relay networks with relay selection. We consider the scenario that while forwarding the source’s message, the selected relay opportunistically transmits its own message to the destination covertly. We derive the probability of detection error (PDE) and the average covert rate (ACR) in a closed form, based on which we analyse the effects of system parameters on the performance of the covert communication. Our analysis indicates that applying relay selection causes a decrease in the PDE, however, it can provide an ACR gain when the transmission rate of the source increases.


Su, Y., Sun, H., Zhang, Z., Lian, Z., Xie, Z., & Wang, Y. (2021). Covert Communication with Relay Selection. IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 10(2), 421-425.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 21, 2020
Online Publication Date Oct 27, 2020
Publication Date 2021-02
Deposit Date Oct 26, 2020
Publicly Available Date Oct 26, 2020
Journal IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
Print ISSN 2162-2337
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 2
Pages 421-425


Accepted Journal Article (130 Kb)

Copyright Statement
© 2020 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.

You might also like

Downloadable Citations