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Datasets & Analysis

As an alternative to classical cryptography, Physical Layer Security (PhySec) provides primitives to achieve fundamental security goals like confidentiality, authentication or key derivation. Through its origins in the field of information theory, these primitives are rigorously analysed and their information theoretic security is proven. Nevertheless, the practical realizations of the different approaches do take certain assumptions about the physical world as granted.


The data is provided as zipped NumPy arrays with custom headers. To load an file the NumPy package is required.

The respective loadz primitive allows for a straight forward loading of the datasets.

To load a file “file.npz” the following code is sufficient:

import numpy as np

measurement = np.load(’file.npz ’, allow pickle =False)

header , data = measurement [’header ’], measurement [’data ’]

The dataset comes with a supplementary script illustrating the basic usage of the dataset.