Special Issue "Toward Energy-Efficient and Emergency Communication System Design for Reliable Communication in Disaster Recovery"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2023 | Viewed by 4836
Interests: radio channel; propagation; millimeter wave; 5G and beyond wireless systems; IoT
Interests: Internet of Things (IoT); applications and protocols; mobile networking & applications; 5G/6G; Big Data; IoT industry; wireless communications
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Interests: computational intelligence; big data mining; process modelling; forecasting
There are a lot of limitations in studies of disaster recovery and public safety scenarios, such as battery lifetime of the relay hope, transmissions of the wireless signal to a longer distance from the relay hope, and sufficient outage probability of the relay in the edge of coverage and out of coverage area. Thus, there are a lot of solutions used to recover disasters, such as using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to provide wireless coverage to ground users. However, the source and destination node's power consumption still a challenge, as it takes a lifetime to recover and has more extended distance coverage.
To achieve a higher transmission efficiency with enhanced coverage and capacity, the deployment of UAVs has been considered as an alternative to complement the existing cellular systems. However, sub-6 GHz microwave spectrum bands heavily occupied by legacy wireless systems are insufficient to attain remarkable data rate enhancements for numerous emerging applications.
One potential solution for the spectrum crunch crisis is to use the abundance of unoccupied bandwidth available at millimetre-wave (mm-wave) frequencies, which can be used to satisfy the requirements of 5G and beyond mobile communications. Inspired by the technique potentials, mm-wave communications have also paved the way for the widespread use of UAVs to assist wireless networks for future 5G and beyond wireless applications. However, because of the limitations of the mm-wave transmission distance to recover large scale area during a disaster, it can be considered that integrating the UAV's with device to device (D2D) communication will increase the system capacity and extend the mm-wave coverage efficiency.
Researchers and developers recommend using energy harvesting techniques with clustering and multi-hop D2D communications to cover wireless source user devices. In addition, the energy effect for the user is based on the dynamics deep-learning development model to a recovery disaster. The other consideration is to recover the disaster based on the smart devices that are compatible with the Internet of Flying-Things (IOFT) and the Internet of Public Safety-Things (IOPST). All of these techniques are used with 5G for efficiency to recover disaster communications.
This Special Issue aims to provide opportunities for researchers and practitioners to publish their latest novel work and major contributions with new methodologies and algorithm techniques toward energy-efficient and emergency communication system design for reliable communications in disaster recovery. Theoretical investigation and prototype implementation-based studies are welcomed, as the journal hopes to attract practical articles discussing new experiments or measurements techniques and interesting solutions to engineering, including negative results. Prospective authors are invited to submit original manuscripts on topics including, but not limited to, the following:
- Internet of Flying-Things based on the emergency communication system.
- UAV-assisted public safety network.
- Mm-wave communications for emergency applications.
- Communication challenges in the emergency communication system.
- UAV coverage and D2D communication for disaster recovery.
- Robotics and autonomous systems for disaster risk reduction.
- Energy harvesting sustainable wireless sensor networks.
- Design of intelligent energy harvesting communication systems.
Dr. Ahmed M. Al-Samman
Dr. Tawfik Al-Hadhrami
Dr. Ahmad Al Shami
Prof. Dr. Fuad Alnajjar
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