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See detailHybrid Analog-Digital Transceiver Designs for Cognitive Radio Millimiter Wave Systems
Tsinos, Christos UL; Maleki, Sina UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in Hybrid Analog-Digital Transceiver Designs for Cognitive Radio Millimiter Wave Systems (in press)

Recent advances in Milimeter wave (mmWave) band mobile communications may provide solutions to the increasing traffic demand in modern wireless systems. Even though mmWave bands are scarcely occupied, the ... [more ▼]

Recent advances in Milimeter wave (mmWave) band mobile communications may provide solutions to the increasing traffic demand in modern wireless systems. Even though mmWave bands are scarcely occupied, the design of a prospect transceiver should guarantee the efficient coexistence with the incumbent services in these bands. To that end, in this paper, two underlay cognitive transceiver designs are proposed based on a hybrid Analog/Digital transceiver architecture that enables the mmWave spectrum access while controlling the interference to the incumbent users with low hardware complexity and power consumption. The first cognitive solution designs a codebook free cognitive hybrid pre-coder by maximizing the mutual information between its two ends subject to interference, power and hardware constraints related to the analog counterpart. The second solution is codebook based and exhibits less complexity than the first one at the cost of inferior spectral efficiency. A novel codebook free solution for the post-coder at the cognitive receiver part is further proposed, based on a hardware constrained Minimum Mean Square Error criterion. Simulations study the performance of both the proposed hybrid approaches and compare it to the one of a fully digital solution for typical wireless environments. [less ▲]

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See detailSpatial PAPR Reduction in Symbol-level Precoding for the Multi-beam Satellite Downlink
Spano, Danilo UL; Alodeh, Maha UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in IEEE SPAWC 2017 (2017, July)

In this work, a novel symbol-level precoding scheme is proposed, for managing the multi-user interference in the forward downlink channel of a multi-beam satellite system. Besides exploiting the ... [more ▼]

In this work, a novel symbol-level precoding scheme is proposed, for managing the multi-user interference in the forward downlink channel of a multi-beam satellite system. Besides exploiting the constructive interference effect, the proposed scheme aims at improving the robustness of the transmitted signals to the non-linear distortions of practical satellite systems. This is done by reducing the imbalances between the instantaneous power transmitted by the multiple antennas, which are detrimental in non-linear systems. More specifically, this work proposes a symbol-level precoding scheme performing the minimization of the spatial peak-to-average power ratio, under Quality-of-Service constraints. An iterative algorithm is proposed to solve the related optimization problem. Numerical results are presented to assess the performance of the proposed scheme, which outperforms the state of the art symbol-level precoding techniques in terms of spatial peak-to-average power ratio across the transmitting antennas. [less ▲]

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See detailPower Allocation for In-Band Full-Duplex Self-Backhauling
Lagunas, Eva UL; Lei, Lei UL; Maleki, Sina UL et al

in International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP), Barcelona, Spain, July 2017 (2017, July)

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See detailEnergy-Efficient Design for Edge-caching Wireless Networks: When is Coded-caching beneficial?
Vu, Thang Xuan UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in Abstract book of IEEE 18th International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC) (2017, July)

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See detailSpectrum Sharing in Hybrid Terrestrial-Satellite Backhaul Networks in the Ka Band
Artiga, Xavier; Vázquez, Miguel Ángel; Pérez-Neira, Ana et al

in European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), June 2017 (2017, June)

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See detailLow Complexity Symbol-Level Design for Linear Precoding Systems
Krivochiza, Jevgenij UL; Kalantari, Ashkan UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in Heusdens, Richard; Weber, Jos H. (Eds.) PROCEEDINGS of the 2017 Symposium on Information Theory and Signal Processing in the Benelux (2017, May 11)

The practical utilization of the symbol-level precoding in MIMO systems is challenging since the implementation of the sophisticated optimization algorithms must be done with reasonable computational ... [more ▼]

The practical utilization of the symbol-level precoding in MIMO systems is challenging since the implementation of the sophisticated optimization algorithms must be done with reasonable computational resources. In the real implementation of MIMO precoding systems, the processing time for each set of symbols is a crucial parameter, especially in the high-throughput mode. In this work, a symbol-level optimization algorithm with reduced complexity is devised. Performance of a symbol-level precoder is shown to improve in terms of the processing times per set of symbols. [less ▲]

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See detailFinite-SNR analysis for partial relaying cooperation with channel coding and opportunistic relay selection
Vu, Thang Xuan UL; Duhamel, Pierre; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing (2017)

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See detailOn the Diversity of Partial Relaying Cooperation with Relay Selection in Finite-SNR Regime
Vu, Thang Xuan UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in IEEE International Conference on Communications (2017, May)

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See detailCarrier Allocation for Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial Backhaul Networks
Lagunas, Eva UL; Maleki, Sina UL; Lei, Lei UL et al

in ICC Workshop on Satellite Communications: Challenges and Integration in the 5G ecosystem, Paris, France, May 2017 (2017, May)

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See detailSpectral-Efficient Model for Multiuser Massive MIMO: Exploiting User Velocity
Vu, Thang Xuan UL; Trinh, Anh Vu; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in IEEE international Conference on Communications (2017, May)

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See detailFaster-than-Nyquist Spatiotemporal Symbol-level Precoding in the Downlink of Multiuser MISO Channels
Alodeh, Maha UL; Spano, Danilo UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in The 42nd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (2017, March)

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See detailOn the Energy-Efficiency of Hybrid Analog-Digital Transceivers for Single- and Multi-carrier Large Antenna Array Systems
Tsinos, Christos UL; Maleki, Sina UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas In Communications (2017)

Hybrid Analog-Digital transceivers are employed with the view to reduce the hardware complexity and the energy consumption in millimeter wave/large antenna array systems by reducing the number of their ... [more ▼]

Hybrid Analog-Digital transceivers are employed with the view to reduce the hardware complexity and the energy consumption in millimeter wave/large antenna array systems by reducing the number of their Radio Frequency (RF) chains. However, the analog processing network requires power for its operation and it further introduces power losses, dependent on the number of the transceiver antennas and RF chains, that have to be compensated. Thus, the reduction in the power consumption is usually much less than it is expected and given that the hybrid solutions present in general inferior spectral efficiency than a fully digital one, it is possible for the former to be less energy efficient than the latter in several cases. Existing approaches propose hybrid solutions that maximize the spectral efficiency of the system without providing any insight on their energy requirements/efficiency. To that end, in this paper, a novel algorithmic framework is developed based on which energy efficient hybrid transceiver designs are derived and their performance is examined with respect to the number of RF chains and antennas. Solutions are proposed for fully and partially connected hybrid architectures and for both single- and multi-carrier systems under the Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) modulation. Simulations and theoretical results provide insight on the cases where a hybrid transceiver is the most energy efficient solution or not. [less ▲]

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See detailSymbol-Level Multiuser MISO Precoding for Multi-level Adaptive Modulation
Alodeh, Maha UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2017)

Symbol-level precoding is a new paradigm for multiuser multiple-antenna downlink systems which aims at creating constructive interference among the transmitted data streams. This can be enabled by ... [more ▼]

Symbol-level precoding is a new paradigm for multiuser multiple-antenna downlink systems which aims at creating constructive interference among the transmitted data streams. This can be enabled by designing the precoded signal of the multiantenna transmitter on a symbol level, taking into account both channel state information and data symbols. Previous literature has studied this paradigm for Mary phase shift keying (MPSK) modulations by addressing various performance metrics, such as power minimization and maximization of the minimum rate. In this paper, we extend this to generic multi-level modulations i.e. Mary quadrature amplitude modulation (MQAM) by establishing connection to PHY layer multicasting with phase constraints. Furthermore, we address adaptive modulation schemes which are crucial in enabling the throughput scaling of symbol-level precoded systems. In this direction, we design signal processing algorithms for minimizing the required power under per-user signal to interference noise ratio (SINR) or goodput constraints. Extensive numerical results show that the proposed algorithm provides considerable power and energy efficiency gains, while adapting the employed modulation scheme to match the requested data rate. [less ▲]

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See detailEnergy Optimization for Full-Duplex Self-Backhauled HetNet with Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access
Lei, Lei UL; Lagunas, Eva UL; Maleki, Sina UL et al

in International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Sapporo, Japan, July 2017 (2017)

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See detailWeak Interference Detection with Signal Cancellation in Satellite Communications
Politis, Christos UL; Maleki, Sina UL; Tsinos, Christos UL et al

in The 42nd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2017 (2017)

Interference is identified as a critical issue for satellite communication (SATCOM) systems and services. There is a growing concern in the satellite industry to manage and mitigate interference ... [more ▼]

Interference is identified as a critical issue for satellite communication (SATCOM) systems and services. There is a growing concern in the satellite industry to manage and mitigate interference efficiently. While there are efficient techniques to monitor strong interference in SATCOM, weak interference is not so easily detected because of its low interference to signal and noise ratio (ISNR). To address this issue, this paper proposes and develops a technique which takes place on-board the satellite by decoding the desired signal, removing it from the total received signal and applying an Energy Detector (ED) in the remaining signal for the detection of interference. Different from the existing literature, this paper considers imperfect signal cancellation, examining how the decoding errors affect the sensing performance, derives the expressions for the probability of false alarm and provides a set of simulations results, verifying the efficiency of the technique. [less ▲]

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See detailSimultaneous Sensing and Transmission for Cognitive Radios with Imperfect Signal Cancellation
Politis, Christos UL; Maleki, Sina UL; Tsinos, Christos UL et al

in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2017)

In conventional cognitive radio systems, the secondary user employs a “listen-before-talk” paradigm, where it senses if the primary user is active or idle, before it decides to access the licensed ... [more ▼]

In conventional cognitive radio systems, the secondary user employs a “listen-before-talk” paradigm, where it senses if the primary user is active or idle, before it decides to access the licensed spectrum. However, this method faces challenges with the most important being the reduction of the secondary user’s throughput, as no data transmission takes place during the sensing period. In this context, the idea of simultaneous spectrum sensing and data transmission is proposed. The present work studies a system model where this concept is obtained through the collaboration of the secondary transmitter with the secondary receiver. First, the secondary receiver decodes the signal from the secondary transmitter, subsequently, removes it from the total received signal and then, carries out spectrum sensing in the remaining signal in order to decide about the presence/absence of the primary user. Different from the existing literature, this paper takes into account the imperfect signal cancellation, evaluating how the decoding errors affect the sensing reliability and derives the analytical expressions for the probability of false alarm. Finally, numerical results are presented illustrating the accuracy of the proposed analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailSANSA - Hybrid Terrestrial-Satellite Backhaul Network: Scenarios, Use cases, KPIs, Architecture, Network and Physical Layer Techniques
Ziaragkas, Georgios; Poziopoulou, Georgia; Núñez-Martínez, Jose et al

in International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking (2017)

SANSA (Shared Access terrestrial-satellite backhaul Network enabled by Smart Antennas) is a project funded by the EU under the H2020 program. The main aim of SANSA is to boost the performance of mobile ... [more ▼]

SANSA (Shared Access terrestrial-satellite backhaul Network enabled by Smart Antennas) is a project funded by the EU under the H2020 program. The main aim of SANSA is to boost the performance of mobile wireless backhaul networks in terms of capacity, energy efficiency and resilience against link failure or congestion while easing the deployment in both rural and urban areas and assuring at the same time an efficient use of the spectrum. This paper provides an overview and the first results of the project and, more specifically, it describes the regulatory environment, the State of The Art of mobile backhauling technologies regarding Ka band, the scenarios, the use cases, and the KPIs along with the SANSA architecture, network (NET), and physical (PHY) layer techniques used to enhance wireless backhauling capabilities. [less ▲]

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See detailCoded Caching and Storage Planning in Heterogeneous Networks
Vu, Thang Xuan UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) (2017)

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See detailPer-antenna Power Minimization in Symbol-Level Precoding
Spano, Danilo UL; Alodeh, Maha UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in IEEE GLOBECOM 2016 (2016, December)

This paper investigates the problem of the interference among multiple simultaneous transmissions in the downlink channel of a multi-antenna wireless system. A symbol-level precoding scheme is considered ... [more ▼]

This paper investigates the problem of the interference among multiple simultaneous transmissions in the downlink channel of a multi-antenna wireless system. A symbol-level precoding scheme is considered, where the data information is used, along with the channel state information, in order to exploit the multi-user interference and transform it into useful power at the receiver side. In this framework, it is important to consider the power limitations individually for each transmitting antenna, since a common practice in multi-antenna systems is the use of separate per-antenna amplifiers. Thus, herein the problem of per-antenna power minimization in symbol-level precoding is formulated and solved, under Quality-of-Service constraints. In the proposed approach, the precoding design is optimized in order to control the instantaneous power transmitted by the antennas, and more specifically to limit the power peaks, while guaranteeing some specific target signal-to-noise ratios at the receivers. Numerical results are presented to show the effectiveness of the proposed scheme, which outperforms the existing state of the art techniques in terms of reduction of the power peaks and of the peak-to-average power ratio across the transmitting antennas. [less ▲]

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See detailMulticast multigroup precoding for frame-based multi-gateway satellite communications
Christopoulos, Dimitrios UL; Pennanen, Harri UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference and the 14th Signal Processing for Space Communications Workshop (ASMS/SPSC), 2016 8th (2016, October 24)

The present work focuses on the forward link of fixed multibeam broadband satellite systems which employ aggressive frequency reuse patterns in the user-link. For such scenarios, the state-of-the art ... [more ▼]

The present work focuses on the forward link of fixed multibeam broadband satellite systems which employ aggressive frequency reuse patterns in the user-link. For such scenarios, the state-of-the art frame based precoding methods can improve the system performance, exploiting the super framing structure of the latest physical layer evolutions in satellite communications. Nevertheless, the limitations of feeder link need to be considered. Since the increase of the user link capacity leads to a proportional increase in the capacity requirements of the point-to-point feeder link, the deployment of multiple gateways to feed the satellite is examined. The main concept lies in each earth station being dedicated to serve a cluster of beams. In this context, the performance degradation due to inter-cluster interference is quantified. Since inter-cluster interference is expected to primarily affect cluster-edge users, the chosen performance metric is system fairness. Next, coordination between the multiple gateways is proposed as a means to mitigate interference between the different clusters and thus increase the minimum SINR over the coverage. Consequently, the gains in terms of system availability, a crucial metric in satellite communications, are exhibited via numerical system level simulations. The energy efficiency of the proposed system is also presented. [less ▲]

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