Special Issue "Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications and Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016)
Dr. Yonghui Li
Dr. Kei Sakaguchi
1 Dept. Wireless Communications and Networks Fraunhofer Heirich-Hertz-Institute, Germany
2 Dept. Electrical and Electronic Engineering Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Interests: 5G; millimeter-wave; heterogeneous networks; MIMO; wireless energy transfer
Dr. He (Henry) Chen
School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
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Interests: millimeter-wave wireless communications; wireless energy transfer and harvesting; cooperative communications; smart gird; game theory and distributed optimziation theory
Global mobile data traffic is doubling every year, and this trend will continue through the next decade. It is predicted that, within the next ten years, trillions of devices will connect to mobile networks. They will generate a more than 1000-time increase in mobile traffic and result in a spectrum shortage and clogged networks. This spectrum shortage will propel an increase in dropped calls, a rise in mobile data prices, and slowing of data speeds, a nightmare scenario for wireless operators and consumers.
This global spectrum crisis has motivated the exploration of underutilized millimeter wave (mmWave) frequency spectrum from 30 G–300 GHz for future mobile broadband communication networks. Large expanses of a new spectrum in this band could be opened up. Currently, the mmWave unlicensed band at 60 GHz is exploited in the next generation of wireless local area networks to support multi-gigabit data transmissions. Furthermore, mmWave licensed spectrum at other frequencies has been demonstrated to be feasible for 5G cellular systems.
In this Special Issue, we solicit original papers with high quality related to millimeter wave communications and networks. Contributions may include, but are not limited to:
- Propagation measurements and channel modeling in mmWave bands
- Efficient mmWave channel estimation algorithms
- Massive MIMO for mmWave communications (e.g., transceiver desgin)
- Wireless back/front haul using mmWave communictions
- 5G cellular networks utilizing mmWave spectrum
- Cooperative and relay techniques for mmWave communictions
- Coding techniques for mmWave systems
- Wireless energy transfer and harvesting in mmWave bands
- New MAC and routing protocols for mmWave communication networks
- Novel mobile network architectures supporting mmWave systems
- C/U plane seperation in 5G networks involving mmWaves
- mmWave communication systems prototyping
- New applications of mmWave techniques to other networks
Dr. Yonghui Li
Dr. Kei Sakaguchi
Dr. Yong Li
Dr. He (Henry) Chen
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Type of Paper: Article
Title: Asymmetric directional multicast for capillary machine-to-machine using mmWave communications
Authors: Jung-Hyok Kwon; Eui-Jik Kim (Corresponding author)
Affiliation: Department of Convergence Software, Hallym University, 1 Hallymdaehak-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do 24252, South Korea.
Abstract: The huge demand for high data rate machine-to-machine (M2M) services has led to the use of millimeter Wave (mmWave) band communications with support for a multi-Gbps data rate through the use of directional antennas. However, unnecessary sector switching in multicast transmissions with directional antennas results in a long delay, and consequently a low throughput. We propose asymmetric directional multicast (ADM) for capillary M2M to address this problem in mmWave communications. ADM provides asymmetric sectorization that is optimized for the irregular deployment pattern of mulicast group members. In ADM, an M2M gateway builds up asymmetric sectors with a beamwidth of a different size to cover all multicast group members with the minimum number of directional transmissions. The performance of ADM under various simulation environments is evaluated through a comparison with legacy mmWave multicast. The results of the simulation indicate that ADM achieves a better performance in terms of the transmission sectors, the transmission time, and the aggregate throughput when compared with the legacy multicast method.