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The State of AI-Empowered Backscatter Communications: A Comprehensive Survey
Xu, Fang; Hussain, Touseef; Ahmed, Manzoor et al.
2023In IEEE Internet of Things Journal
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Keywords :
6G; Backscatter communication; Artificial Intelligence/Machine learning
Abstract :
[en] The Internet of Things (IoT) is undergoing significant advancements, driven by the emergence of Backscatter Communication (BC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). BC is an energy-saving and cost-effective communication method where passive backscatter devices communicate by modulating ambient Radio-Frequency (RF) carriers. AI has the potential to transform our way of communicating and interacting and represents a powerful tool for enabling the next generation of IoT devices and networks. By integrating AI with BC, we can create new opportunities for energy-efficient and low-cost communication and open the door to a range of innovative applications that were previously not possible. This paper brings these two technologies together to investigate the current state of AI-powered BC. We begin with an introduction to BC and an overview of the AI algorithms employed in BC. Then, we delve into the recent advances in AI-based BC, covering key areas such as backscatter signal detection, channel estimation, and jammer control to ensure security, mitigate interference, and improve throughput and latency. We also explore the exciting frontiers of AI in BC using B5G/6G technologies, including backscatter-assisted relay and cognitive communication networks, backscatter-assisted MEC networks, and BC with RIS, UAV, and vehicular networks. Finally, we highlight the challenges and present new research opportunities in AI-powered BC. This survey provides a comprehensive overview of the potential of AI-powered BC and its insightful impact on the future of IoT.
Disciplines :
Electrical & electronics engineering
Author, co-author :
Xu, Fang
Hussain, Touseef
Ahmed, Manzoor
Ali, Khurshed
Mirza, Muhammad Ayzed
Khan, Wali Ullah ;  University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > SigCom
Ihsan, Asim
Han, Zhu
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Title :
The State of AI-Empowered Backscatter Communications: A Comprehensive Survey
Alternative titles :
[en] The State of AI-Empowered Backscatter Communications: A Comprehensive Survey
Publication date :
26 July 2023
Journal title :
IEEE Internet of Things Journal
Publisher :
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Focus Area :
Security, Reliability and Trust
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