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Motivated by information-theoretic secrecy, geometric models for secrecy in wireless networks have begun to receive increased attention. The general question is how the presence of eavesdroppers affects the properties and performance of the network. Previously the focus has been mostly on connectivity. Here we study the impact of eavesdroppers on the coverage of a network of base stations. The problem we address is the following. Let base stations and eavesdroppers be distributed as stationary Poisson point processes in a disk of area n. If the coverage of each base station is limited by the distance to the nearest eavesdropper, what is the maximum density of eavesdroppers that can be accommodated while still achieving full coverage, asymptotically as n→ ∞?

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44th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers

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Copyright 1998 IEEE. Published in the Proceedings of the 44th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, 07 Nov - 10 Nov 2010, Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA, USA .

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