Multi-static ISAC in cell-free massive MIMO: precoder design and privacy assessment

Isabella W. G. Da Silva, Diana P. M. Osorio, Markku Juntti

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A multi-static sensing-centric integrated sensing and communication (ISAC) network can take advantage of the cell-free massive multiple-input multiple-output infrastructure to achieve remarkable diversity gains and reduced power consumption. While the conciliation of sensing and communication requirements is still a challenge, the privacy of the sensing information is a growing concern that should be seriously taken on the design of these systems to prevent other attacks. This paper tackles this issue by assessing the probability of an internal adversary to infer the target location information from the received signal by considering the design of transmit precoders that jointly optimizes the sensing and communication requirements in a multi-static-based cell-free ISAC network. Our results show that the multi-static setting facilitates a more precise estimation of the location of the target than the mono-static implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2023 IEEE GLOBECOM Workshops
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9798350370218
ISBN (Print)9798350370225
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2024
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Global Communications Conference 2023 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 04 Dec 202308 Dec 2023


ConferenceIEEE Global Communications Conference 2023
Abbreviated titleGLOBECOM 2023
CityKuala Lumpur
Internet address


Dive into the research topics of 'Multi-static ISAC in cell-free massive MIMO: precoder design and privacy assessment'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this