Advances in Signal Processing for Wireless Communications

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Circuit and Signal Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2024 | Viewed by 2268

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Interests: ultra-wideband technology; software-defined radio; orthogonal transforms; chaos; synchronization; communication systems
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Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design, 23966 Wismar, Germany
Interests: error correcting codes; multiple-input multiple-output systems; iterative detection for both wireline and wireless communication; cyber security as well as social computing
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Dear Colleagues,

The digital transformation of humanity has launched the massive growth of wireless connectivity. Business processes and our daily life are becoming increasingly dependent on communication facilities; thus, there is an ever-increasing demand being placed on the capabilities of wireless communication networks. The rapid progress of microelectronics, materials, and manufacturing facilitates the development of complex wireless architectures that require advanced signal processing algorithms to exploit the potential of novel technologies.

The purpose of this Special Issue is aims to highlight the newest developments, disruptive ideas, and practical results in signal processing for next-generation wireless communications. It includes, but is not limited to, narrow-band, spread-spectrum, multi-carrier, and ultra-wideband modulation schemes, equalization and synchronization, advanced multiple-access, cross-layer and heterogeneous solutions, distributed and coordinated transmission schemes, detection, sensing, and localization.

Prof. Dr. Arturs Aboltins
Prof. Dr. Andreas Ahrens
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Keywords

  • wireless communications
  • modulation
  • equalization
  • synchronization
  • sensing
  • localization
  • signal processing

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Passive Electrical and Optical Methods of Ultra-Short Pulse Expansion for Event Timer-Based TDC in PPM Receiver
by Arturs Aboltins, Tatjana Solovjova, Janis Semenako, Romans Kusnins, Sandis Migla, Pauls Eriks Sics, Oskars Selis, Nikolajs Tihomorskis, Dmitrijs Prigunovs, Armands Ostrovskis and Sandis Spolitis
Electronics 2023, 12(22), 4634; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics12224634 - 13 Nov 2023
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The energy efficiency of a communication system using pulse position modulation (PPM) can be increased by reducing the duration of the pulses transmitted over the communication channel to several tens of picoseconds. The employment of an event timer device as a time-to-digital converter [...] Read more.
The energy efficiency of a communication system using pulse position modulation (PPM) can be increased by reducing the duration of the pulses transmitted over the communication channel to several tens of picoseconds. The employment of an event timer device as a time-to-digital converter (TDC) for demodulation allows the use of PPM with many pulse positions and achieves competitive data transfer speeds. However, along with several-picosecond accuracy of modern event timers, they require a pulse duration of several hundred picoseconds for precise detection. This research is devoted to developing passive techniques for precise pulse expansion from tens of picoseconds to hundreds of picoseconds. We propose two methods: the electrical method, which employs a microstrip low-pass filter (LPF), and the optical method, which uses fiber Bragg grating (FBG). This research offers a detailed analysis of distortion-free pulse expansion requirements, the design of prototypes meeting these requirements, and experimental design verification. Theoretical background, mathematical models, and results of experimental validation of the proposed pulse expansion methods within the laboratory transmitted reference pulse-position modulation (TR-PPM) communication system are provided. Full article
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Proof of Concept of the Use of the Parametric Effect in Two Media with Application to Underwater Acoustic Communications
by María Campo-Valera, Ignacio Rodríguez-Rodríguez, José-Víctor Rodríguez and Luis-Jorge Herrera-Fernández
Electronics 2023, 12(16), 3459; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics12163459 - 15 Aug 2023
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Nonlinear acoustics offers a new range of acoustic applications that are currently being exploited. The parametric nonlinear effect—the occurrence of low frequencies with modulated high-frequency emission—is of particular interest. This work provides a systematic exposition of the theoretical framework on which the so-called [...] Read more.
Nonlinear acoustics offers a new range of acoustic applications that are currently being exploited. The parametric nonlinear effect—the occurrence of low frequencies with modulated high-frequency emission—is of particular interest. This work provides a systematic exposition of the theoretical framework on which the so-called parametric nonlinear effect is based. In relation to this behavior is an analytical discussion of how to solve the problem for two cases: (i) nonlinear behavior with modulation, and (ii) parametric emission of two monochromatic waves (bi-frequency). Subsequently, parametric emission experiments were carried out in air and water using the same transducer to compare the results with those obtained theoretically. In this sense, directivity and attenuation measurements are obtained. Conclusively, this research offers a proof of concept for underwater acoustic communications. It is characterized by the transmission of a binary sequence through Frequency Shift Keying (FSK) modulation, and the subsequent decoding of each received bit (either 1 or 0) utilizing advanced signal processing with the cross-correlation technique. This paper accentuates the significant potential of employing the parametric effect for specialized communication applications. Full article
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