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See detailUplink Power Control in Massive MIMO with Double Scattering Channels
Trinh, van Chien UL; Ngo, Quoc Hien; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2021)

Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) is a key technology for improving the spectral and energy efficiency in 5G-and-beyond wireless networks. For a tractable analysis, most of the previous works ... [more ▼]

Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) is a key technology for improving the spectral and energy efficiency in 5G-and-beyond wireless networks. For a tractable analysis, most of the previous works on Massive MIMO have been focused on the system performance with complex Gaussian channel impulse responses under rich-scattering environments. In contrast, this paper investigates the uplink ergodic spectral efficiency (SE) of each user under the double scattering channel model. We derive a closed-form expression of the uplink ergodic SE by exploiting the maximum ratio (MR) combining technique based on imperfect channel state information. We further study the asymptotic SE behaviors as a function of the number of antennas at each base station (BS) and the number of scatterers available at each radio channel. We then formulate and solve a total energy optimization problem for the uplink data transmission that aims at simultaneously satisfying the required SEs from all the users with limited data power resource. Notably, our proposed algorithms can cope with the congestion issue appearing when at least one user is served by lower SE than requested. Numerical results illustrate the effectiveness of the closed-form ergodic SE over Monte-Carlo simulations. Besides, the system can still provide the required SEs to many users even under congestion. [less ▲]

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See detailAuction-based Multiple Channel Cooperative Spectrum Sharing in Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial IoT Networks
Zhang, Xiaokai; Guo, Daoxing; An, Kang et al

in IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2021), 8(8), 7009-7023

In this paper, we investigate the multiple-channel cooperative spectrum sharing in hybrid satellite-terrestrial internet of things (IoT) networks with auction mechanism, which is designed to reduce the ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we investigate the multiple-channel cooperative spectrum sharing in hybrid satellite-terrestrial internet of things (IoT) networks with auction mechanism, which is designed to reduce the operational expenditure of the satellitebased IoT (S-IoT) network while alleviating the spectrum scarcity issues of terrestrial-based IoT (T-IoT) network. The cluster heads of selected T-IoT networks assist the primary satellite users transmission through cooperative relaying techniques in exchange for spectrum access. We propose an auction-based optimization problem to maximize the sum transmission rate of all primary S-IoT receivers with the appropriate secondary network selection and corresponding radio resource allocation profile by the distributed implementation, while meeting the minimum transmission rate of secondary receivers of each T-IoT network. Specifically, the one-shot VCG auction is introduced to obtain the maximum social welfare, where the winner determination problem is transformed into an assignment problem and solved by the Hungarian algorithm. To further reduce the primary satellite network decision complexity, the sequential Vickrey auction is implemented by sequential fashion until all channels are auctioned. Due to incentive compatibility with those two auction mechanisms, the secondary T-IoT cluster yields the true bids of each channel, where both the non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) and time division multiple access (TDMA) schemes are implemented in cooperative communication. Finally, simulation results validate the effectiveness and fairness of the proposed auction-based approach as well as the superiority of the NOMA scheme in secondary relays selection. Moreover, the influence of key factors on the performance of the proposed scheme is analyzed in detail. [less ▲]

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See detailFederated Learning Meets Contract Theory: Economic-Efficiency Framework for Electric Vehicle Networks
Saputra, Yuris M.; Nguyen, Diep N.; Dinh, Thai Hoang et al

in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2021)

In this paper, we propose a novel energy-efficient framework for an electric vehicle (EV) network using a contract theoretic-based economic model to maximize the profits of charging stations (CSs) and ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we propose a novel energy-efficient framework for an electric vehicle (EV) network using a contract theoretic-based economic model to maximize the profits of charging stations (CSs) and improve the social welfare of the network. Specifically, we first introduce CS-based and CS clustering-based decentralized federated energy learning (DFEL) approaches which enable the CSs to train their own energy transactions locally to predict energy demands. In this way, each CS can exchange its learned model with other CSs to improve prediction accuracy without revealing actual datasets and reduce communication overhead among the CSs. Based on the energy demand prediction, we then design a multi-principal one-agent (MPOA) contract-based method. In particular, we formulate the CSs' utility maximization as a non-collaborative energy contract problem in which each CS maximizes its utility under common constraints from the smart grid provider (SGP) and other CSs' contracts. Then, we prove the existence of an equilibrium contract solution for all the CSs and develop an iterative algorithm at the SGP to find the equilibrium. Through simulation results using the dataset of CSs' transactions in Dundee city, the United Kingdom between 2017 and 2018, we demonstrate that our proposed method can achieve the energy demand prediction accuracy improvement up to 24.63% and lessen communication overhead by 96.3% compared with other machine learning algorithms. Furthermore, our proposed method can outperform non-contract-based economic models by 35% and 36% in terms of the CSs' utilities and social welfare of the network, respectively. [less ▲]

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See detailCoverage Probability of Distributed IRS Systems Under Spatially Correlated Channels
Papazafeiropoulos, Anastasios; Pan, Cunhua; Elbir, Ahmet et al

in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (2021)

This paper suggests the use of multiple distributed intelligent reflecting surfaces (IRSs) towards a smarter control of the propagation environment. Notably, we also take into account the inevitable ... [more ▼]

This paper suggests the use of multiple distributed intelligent reflecting surfaces (IRSs) towards a smarter control of the propagation environment. Notably, we also take into account the inevitable correlated Rayleigh fading in IRS-assisted systems. In particular, in a single-input and single-output (SISO) system, we consider and compare two insightful scenarios, namely, a finite number of large IRSs and a large number of finite size IRSs to show which implementation method is more advantageous. In this direction, we derive the coverage probability in closed-form for both cases contingent on statistical channel state information (CSI) by using the deterministic equivalent (DE) analysis. Next, we obtain the optimal coverage probability. Among others, numerical results reveal that the addition of more surfaces outperforms the design scheme of adding more elements per surface. Moreover, in the case of uncorrelated Rayleigh fading, statistical CSI-based IRS systems do not allow the optimization of the coverage probability. [less ▲]

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See detailFederated Learning Meets Contract Theory: Energy-Efficient Framework for Electric Vehicle Networks
Saputra, Yuris Mulya; Nguyen, Diep N.; Hoang, Dinh Thai et al

in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2021)

In this paper, we propose novel approaches using state-of-the-art machine learning techniques, aiming at predicting energy demand for electric vehicle (EV) networks. These methods can learn and find the ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we propose novel approaches using state-of-the-art machine learning techniques, aiming at predicting energy demand for electric vehicle (EV) networks. These methods can learn and find the correlation of complex hidden features to improve the prediction accuracy. First, we propose an energy demand learning (EDL)-based prediction solution in which a charging station provider (CSP) gathers information from all charging stations (CSs) and then performs the EDL algorithm to predict the energy demand for the considered area. However, this approach requires frequent data sharing between the CSs and the CSP, thereby driving communication overhead and privacy issues for the EVs and CSs. To address this problem, we propose a federated energy demand learning (FEDL) approach which allows the CSs sharing their information without revealing real datasets. Specifically, the CSs only need to send their trained models to the CSP for processing. In this case, we can significantly reduce the communication overhead and effectively protect data privacy for the EV users. To further improve the effectiveness of the FEDL, we then introduce a novel clustering-based EDL approach for EV networks by grouping the CSs into clusters before applying the EDL algorithms. Through experimental results, we show that our proposed approaches can improve the accuracy of energy demand prediction up to 24.63 baseline machine learning algorithms. [less ▲]

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See detailPerformance Enhancement for Full-Duplex Relaying with Time-Switching-Based SWIPT in Wireless Sensors Networks
Tan, N. Nguyen; Tin, Phu Tran; Tran Dinh, Hieu UL et al

in Ad Hoc Networks (2021)

Full-duplex (FD) with simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) in wireless ad hoc networks has received increased attention as a technology for improving spectrum and energy efficiency ... [more ▼]

Full-duplex (FD) with simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) in wireless ad hoc networks has received increased attention as a technology for improving spectrum and energy efficiency. This paper studies the outage performance for a SWIPT-based decode-andforward (DF) FD relaying network consisting of a single-antenna source S, a two-antenna relay R, and a multi-antenna destination D. Specifically, we propose four protocols, namely static timeswitching factor with selection combining (STSF-SC), static time-switching factor with maximal ratio combining (STSF-MRC), optimal dynamic time-switching factor with selection combining (ODTSFSC), and optimal dynamic time-switching factor with maximal ratio combining (ODTSF-MRC) to fully investigate the outage performance of the proposed system. In particular, the optimal timeswitching factor from the ODTSF-SC and ODTSF-MRC methods is designed to maximize the total received data at the destination. In this context, we derive exact closed-formed expressions for all schemes in terms of the outage probability (OP). Finally, the Monte Carlo simulations are conducted to corroborate the theoretical analysis’s correctness and the proposed schemes’ effectiveness. [less ▲]

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See detailSatellite Communications in the New Space Era: A Survey and Future Challenges
Kodheli, Oltjon UL; Lagunas, Eva UL; Maturo, Nicola UL et al

in IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (2021), 23(1), 70-109

Satellite communications (SatComs) have recently entered a period of renewed interest motivated by technological advances and nurtured through private investment and ventures. The present survey aims at ... [more ▼]

Satellite communications (SatComs) have recently entered a period of renewed interest motivated by technological advances and nurtured through private investment and ventures. The present survey aims at capturing the state of the art in SatComs, while highlighting the most promising open research topics. Firstly, the main innovation drivers are motivated, such as new constellation types, on-board processing capabilities, nonterrestrial networks and space-based data collection/processing. Secondly, the most promising applications are described i.e. 5G integration, space communications, Earth observation, aeronautical and maritime tracking and communication. Subsequently, an in-depth literature review is provided across five axes: i) system aspects, ii) air interface, iii) medium access, iv) networking, v) testbeds & prototyping. Finally, a number of future challenges and the respective open research topics are described. [less ▲]

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See detailState Aggregation for Multiagent Communication over Rate-Limited Channels
Mostaani, Arsham UL; Vu, Thang Xuan UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in State Aggregation for Multiagent Communication over Rate-Limited Channels (2020, December)

A collaborative task is assigned to a multiagent system (MAS) in which agents are allowed to communicate. The MAS runs over an underlying Markov decision process and its task is to maximize the averaged ... [more ▼]

A collaborative task is assigned to a multiagent system (MAS) in which agents are allowed to communicate. The MAS runs over an underlying Markov decision process and its task is to maximize the averaged sum of discounted one-stage rewards. Although knowing the global state of the environment is necessary for the optimal action selection of the MAS, agents are limited to individual observations. The inter-agent communication can tackle the issue of local observability, however, the limited rate of the inter-agent communication prevents the agent from acquiring the precise global state information. To overcome this challenge, agents need to communicate their observations in a compact way such that the MAS compromises the minimum possible sum of rewards. We show that this problem is equivalent to a form of rate-distortion problem which we call the task-based information compression. State Aggregation for Information Compression (SAIC) is introduced here to perform the task-based information compression. The SAIC is shown, conditionally, to be capable of achieving the optimal performance in terms of the attained sum of discounted rewards. The proposed algorithm is applied to a rendezvous problem and its performance is compared with two benchmarks; (i) conventional source coding algorithms and the (ii) centralized multiagent control using reinforcement learning. Numerical experiments confirm the superiority and fast convergence of the proposed SAIC. [less ▲]

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See detailConstant Envelope MIMO-OFDM Precoding for Low Complexity Large-Scale Antenna Array Systems
Domouchtsidis, Stavros UL; Tsinos, Christos UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2020)

Herein, we consider constant envelope precoding in a multiple-input multiple-output orthogonal frequency division multiplexing system (CE MIMO-OFDM) for frequency selective channels. In CE precoding the ... [more ▼]

Herein, we consider constant envelope precoding in a multiple-input multiple-output orthogonal frequency division multiplexing system (CE MIMO-OFDM) for frequency selective channels. In CE precoding the signals for each transmit antenna are designed to have constant amplitude regardless of the channel realization and the information symbols that must be conveyed to the users. This facilitates the use of power-efficient components, such as phase shifters (PS) and nonlinear power amplifiers, which are key for the feasibility of large-scale antenna array systems because of their low cost and power consumption. The CE precoding problem is firstly formulated as a least-squares problem with a unit modulus constraint and solved using an algorithm based on coordinate descent. The large number of optimization variables in the case of the MIMO-OFDM system motivates the search for a more computationally efficient solution. To tackle this, we reformulate the CE precoding design into an unconstrained nonlinear least-squares problem, which is solved efficiently using the Gauss-Newton algorithm. Simulation results underline the efficiency of the proposed solutions and show that they outperform state of the art techniques. [less ▲]

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See detailJoint User Grouping, Scheduling, and Precoding for Multicast Energy Efficiency in Multigroup Multicast Systems
Bandi, Ashok UL; Mysore Rama Rao, Bhavani Shankar UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2020)

This paper studies the joint design of user grouping, scheduling (or admission control) and precoding to optimize energy efficiency (EE) for multigroup multicast scenarios in single-cell multiuser MISO ... [more ▼]

This paper studies the joint design of user grouping, scheduling (or admission control) and precoding to optimize energy efficiency (EE) for multigroup multicast scenarios in single-cell multiuser MISO downlink channels. Noticing that the existing definition of EE fails to account for group sizes, a new metric called multicast energy efficiency (MEE) is proposed. In this context, the joint design is considered for the maximization of MEE, EE, and scheduled users. Firstly, with the help of binary variables (associated with grouping and scheduling) the joint design problem is formulated as a mixed-Boolean fractional programming problem such that it facilitates the joint update of grouping, scheduling and precoding variables. Further, several novel optimization formulations are proposed to reveal the hidden difference of convex/ concave structure in the objective and associated constraints. Thereafter, we propose a convex-concave procedure framework based iterative algorithm for each optimization criteria where grouping, scheduling, and precoding variables are updated jointly in each iteration. Finally, we compare the performance of the three design criteria concerning three performance metrics namely MEE, EE, and scheduled users through Monte-Carlo simulations. These simulations establish the need for MEE and the improvement from the system optimization. [less ▲]

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See detailWireless Edge Caching: Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization
Vu, Thang Xuan UL; Bastug, Ejder; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

Book published by Cambridge University Press (2020)

Understand both uncoded and coded caching techniques in future wireless network design. Expert authors present new techniques that will help you to improve backhaul, load minimization, deployment cost ... [more ▼]

Understand both uncoded and coded caching techniques in future wireless network design. Expert authors present new techniques that will help you to improve backhaul, load minimization, deployment cost reduction, security, energy efficiency and the quality of the user experience. Covering topics from high-level architectures to specific requirement-oriented caching design and analysis, including big-data enabled caching, caching in cloud-assisted 5G networks, and security, this is an essential resource for academic researchers, postgraduate students and engineers working in wireless communications. [less ▲]

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See detailAuction-based Multi-Channel Cooperative Spectrum Sharing in Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial IoT Networks
Zhang, Xiaokai; Guo, Daoxing; An, Kang et al

in IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2020)

In this paper, we investigate the multi-channel cooperative spectrum sharing in hybrid satellite-terrestrial internet of things (IoT) networks with the auction mechanism, which is designed to reduce the ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we investigate the multi-channel cooperative spectrum sharing in hybrid satellite-terrestrial internet of things (IoT) networks with the auction mechanism, which is designed to reduce the operational expenditure of the satellitebased IoT (S-IoT) network while alleviating the spectrum scarcity issues of terrestrial-based IoT (T-IoT) network. The cluster heads of selected T-IoT networks assist the primary satellite users transmission through cooperative relaying techniques in exchange for spectrum access. We propose an auction-based optimization problem to maximize the sum transmission rate of all primary S-IoT receivers with the appropriate secondary network selection and corresponding radio resource allocation profile by the distributed implementation while meeting the minimum transmission rate of secondary receivers of each TIoT network. Specifically, the one-shot Vickrey-Clarke-Groves (VCG) auction is introduced to obtain the maximum social welfare, where the winner determination problem is transformed into an assignment problem and solved by the Hungarian algorithm. To further reduce the primary satellite network decision complexity, the sequential Vickrey auction is implemented by sequential fashion until all channels are auctioned. Due to incentive compatibility with those two auction mechanisms, the secondary T-IoT cluster yields the true bids of each channel, where both the non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) and time division multiple access (TDMA) schemes are implemented in cooperative communication. Finally, simulation results validate the effectiveness and fairness of the proposed auction-based approach as well as the superiority of the NOMA scheme in secondary relays selection. Moreover, the influence of key factors on the performance of the proposed scheme is analyzed in detail. [less ▲]

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See detailTraffic Simulator for Multibeam Satellite Communication Systems
Al-Hraishawi, Hayder UL; Lagunas, Eva UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL

Scientific Conference (2020, October 20)

Assume that a multibeam satellite communication system is designed from scratch to serve a particular area with maximal resource utilization and to satisfactorily accommodate the expected traffic demand ... [more ▼]

Assume that a multibeam satellite communication system is designed from scratch to serve a particular area with maximal resource utilization and to satisfactorily accommodate the expected traffic demand. The main design challenge here is setting optimal system parameters such as number of serving beams, beam directions and sizes, and transmit power. This paper aims at developing a tool, multibeam satellite traffic simulator, that helps addressing these fundamental challenges, and more importantly, provides an understanding to the spatial-temporal traffic pattern of satellite networks in large-scale environments. Specifically, traffic demand distribution is investigated by processing credible datasets included three major input categories of information: (i) population distribution for broadband Fixed Satellite Services (FSS), (ii) aeronautical satellite communications, and (iii) vessel distribution for maritime services. This traffic simulator combines this three-dimensional information in addition to time, locations of terminals, and traffic demand. Moreover, realistic satellite beam patterns have been considered in this work, and thus, an algorithm has been proposed to delimit the coverage boundaries of each satellite beam, and then compute the heterogeneous traffic demand at the footprint of each beam. Furthermore, another algorithm has been developed to capture the inherent attributes of satellite channels and the effects of multibeam interference. Data-driven modeling for satellite traffic is crucial nowadays to design innovative communication systems, e.g. precoding and beam hopping, and to devise efficient resource management algorithms. [less ▲]

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See detailActive Popularity Learning with Cache Hit Ratio Guarantees using a Matrix Completion Committee
Bommaraveni, Srikanth UL; Vu, Thang Xuan UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

Scientific Conference (2020, October 08)

Edge caching is a promising technology to facethe stringent latency requirements and back-haul trafficoverloading in 5G wireless networks. However, acquiringthe contents and modeling the optimal cache ... [more ▼]

Edge caching is a promising technology to facethe stringent latency requirements and back-haul trafficoverloading in 5G wireless networks. However, acquiringthe contents and modeling the optimal cache strategy is achallenging task. In this work, we use an active learningapproach to learn the content popularities since it allowsthe system to leverage the trade-off between explorationand exploitation. Exploration refers to caching new fileswhereas exploitation use known files to cache, to achievea good cache hit ratio. In this paper, we mainly focus tolearn popularities as fast as possible while guaranteeing anoperational cache hit ratio constraint. The effectiveness ofproposed learning and caching policies are demonstratedvia simulation results as a function of variance, cache hitratio and used storage. [less ▲]

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See detailHybrid Analog-Digital Precoding for mmWave Coexisting in 5G-Satellite Integrated Network
Peng, D.; Li, Y.; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in 2020 IEEE 31st Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, title=Hybrid Analog-Digital Precoding for mmWave Coexisting in 5G-Satellite Integrated Network (2020, October 08)

Integrating massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) into satellite network is regarded as an effective strategy to improve the spectral efficiency as well as the coverage of satellite communication ... [more ▼]

Integrating massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) into satellite network is regarded as an effective strategy to improve the spectral efficiency as well as the coverage of satellite communication. However, the inevitable intra-system and inter-system interference deteriorate the total performance of system. In this paper, we consider precoding in the 5G Satellite Integrated Network (5GSIN) with the deployment of Massive MIMO and propagation of shared millimeter-wave (mmWave) link. Taking the requirements of both frequency efficiency and energy assumption into account, a hybrid analog and digital pre-coding scheme in the specific scenario of 5GSIN is proposed. We model sum rate maximization problem for both of satellite and terrestrial system that incorporates maximum power constrains and minimum achievable rate requirements and formulate to a convex power allocation problem with Minimum Mean Square Error (MMSE) norm and Logarithmic Linearization method. In order to balance between performance and complexity, we propose an analog and digital separated hybrid precoding algorithm to mitigate intra-system interference. Moreover, an iterative power allocation with interference mitigation algorithm is also devised to mitigate interference from satellite to terrestrial link so that power allocation can be executed by generalized iterative algorithm. Simulation results show that our proposed hybrid precoding algorithm in 5GSIN can improve the overall spectral efficiency with a small amount of iterations. [less ▲]

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See detailResource Allocation for UAV Relay-Assisted IoT Communication Networks
Tran Dinh, Hieu UL; Nguyen, van Dinh UL; Gautam, Sumit UL et al

Scientific Conference (2020, October 06)

This work studies unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) relay-assisted Internet of Things (IoT) communication networks in which a UAV is deployed as an aerial base station (BS) to collect time-constrained data ... [more ▼]

This work studies unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) relay-assisted Internet of Things (IoT) communication networks in which a UAV is deployed as an aerial base station (BS) to collect time-constrained data from IoT devices and transfer information to a ground gateway (GW). In this context, we jointly optimize the allocated bandwidth, transmission power, as well as the UAV trajectory to maximize the total system throughput while satisfying the user’s latency requirement and the UAV’s limited storage capacity. The formulated problem is strongly nonconvex which is very challenging to solve optimally. Towards an appealing solution, we first introduce new variables to convert the original problem into a computationally tractable form, and then develop an iterative algorithm for its solution by leveraging the inner approximation method. Numerical results are given to show [less ▲]

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See detailSDR IMPLEMENTATION OF A TESTBED FOR SYNCHRONIZATION OF COHERENT DISTRIBUTED REMOTE SENSING SYSTEMS
Merlano Duncan, Juan Carlos UL; Querol, Jorge UL; Martinez Marrero, Liz UL et al

in Proceedings of IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2020 (2020, September 26)

Remote Sensing from distributed platforms has become attractive for the community in the last years. Phase, frequency, and time synchronization are a crucial requirement for many such applications as ... [more ▼]

Remote Sensing from distributed platforms has become attractive for the community in the last years. Phase, frequency, and time synchronization are a crucial requirement for many such applications as multi-static remote sensing and also for distributed beamforming for communications. The literature on the field is extensive, and in some cases, the requirements an complexity of the proposed synchronization solution may surpass the ones set by the application itself. Moreover, the synchronization solution becomes even more challenging when the nodes are flying or hovering on aerial or space platforms. In this work, we discuss the synchronization considerations for the implementation of distributed remote sensing applications. The general framework considered is based on a distributed collection of autonomous nodes that synchronize their clocks with a common reference using inter-satellite links. For this purpose, we implement a synchronization link between two nodes operating in a full-duplex fashion. The experimental testbed uses commercially available SDR platforms to emulate two satellites, two targets, and the communication channel. The proposal is evaluated considering phase and frequency errors for different system parameters. [less ▲]

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See detailActor-Critic Deep Reinforcement Learning for Energy Minimization in UAV-Aided Networks
Yuan, Yaxiong UL; Lei, Lei UL; Vu, Thang Xuan UL et al

in 2020 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) (2020, September 21)

In this paper, we investigate a user-timeslot scheduling problem for downlink unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-aided networks, where the UAV serves as an aerial base station. We formulate an optimization ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we investigate a user-timeslot scheduling problem for downlink unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-aided networks, where the UAV serves as an aerial base station. We formulate an optimization problem by jointly determining user scheduling and hovering time to minimize UAV’s transmission and hovering energy. An offline algorithm is proposed to solve the problem based on the branch and bound method and the golden section search. However, executing the offline algorithm suffers from the exponential growth of computational time. Therefore, we apply a deep reinforcement learning (DRL) method to design an online algorithm with less computational time. To this end, we first reformulate the original user scheduling problem to a Markov decision process (MDP). Then, an actor-critic-based RL algorithm is developed to determine the scheduling policy under the guidance of two deep neural networks. Numerical results show the proposed online algorithm obtains a good tradeoff between performance gain and computational time. [less ▲]

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See detailCarrier Aggregation in Satellite Communications: Impact and Performance Study
Kibria, Mirza; Lagunas, Eva UL; Maturo, Nicola UL et al

in IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society (2020)

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See detailWeighted Sum-SINR and Fairness Optimization for SWIPT-Multigroup Multicasting Systems with Heterogeneous Users
Gautam, Sumit UL; Lagunas, Eva UL; Sharma, Shree Krishna UL et al

in IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society (2020)

The development of next generation wireless communication systems focuses on the expansion of existing technologies, while ensuring an accord between various devices within a system. In this paper, we ... [more ▼]

The development of next generation wireless communication systems focuses on the expansion of existing technologies, while ensuring an accord between various devices within a system. In this paper, we target the aspect of precoder design for simultaneous wireless information and power transmission (SWIPT) in a multi-group (MG) multicasting (MC) framework capable of handling heterogeneous types of users, viz., information decoding (ID) specific, energy harvesting (EH) explicit, and/or both ID and EH operations concurrently. Precoding is a technique well-known for handling the inter-user interference in multi-user systems, however, the joint design with SWIPT is not yet fully exploited. Herein, we investigate the potential benefits of having a dedicated precoder for the set of users with EH demands, in addition to the MC precoding. We study the system performance of the aforementioned system from the perspectives of weighted sum of signal-to-interference-plus-noise-ratio (SINR) and fairness. In this regard, we formulate the precoder design problems for (i) maximizing the weighted sum of SINRs at the intended users and (ii) maximizing the minimum of SINRs at the intended users; both subject to the constraints on minimum (non-linear) harvested energy, an upper limit on the total transmit power and a minimum SINR required to close the link. We solve the above-mentioned problems using distinct iterative algorithms with the help of semi-definite relaxation (SDR) and slack-variable replacement (SVR) techniques, following suitable transformations pertaining the problem convexification. The main novelty of the proposed approach lies in the ability to jointly design the MC and EH precoders for serving the heterogeneously classified ID and EH users present in distinct groups, respectively. We illustrate the comparison between the proposed weighted sum-SINR and fairness models via simulation results, carried out under various parameter values and operating conditions. [less ▲]

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