Special Issue "Millimeter-wave (mmWave) Communications"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Microwave and Wireless Communications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Manuel García Sánchez

AtlantTIC, University of Vigo, Campus Universitario, Vigo 36310, Spain
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Interests: radio propagation; antennas; wireless communications; wideband systems; mmWave

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For the last few decades, the millimeter wave frequency band (30-300 GHz) has been seen as a serious candidate to host very high data rate communications. Firstly used for high capacity radio links, then for broadband indoor wireless networks, the interest in this frequency band has been boosted, as it was proposed to accommodate future 5G mobile communication systems.

The large bandwidth available will enable a number of new use cases for 5G. In addition, due to the large propagation attenuation, this frequency band may present some additional advantages regarding frequency reuse and communication security. On the other hand, however, a number of issues have to be addressed to make mmWave communications viable. A lot of effort is currently being made in the following topics:

  • Channel measurement, modeling, and estimation;
  • Antenna design and antenna measurement;
  • Beamforming and energy efficiency;
  • Commercial hardware design and development;
  • MIMO and massive MIMO (m-MIMO);
  • Multicell cooperation;
  • Network planning and interference;
  • System performance assessment and optimization;
  • New case uses and applications.

Because of this strong effort, new advances are made on these topics every day. The main objective of this Special Issue is to report on the latest advances on mmWave communications. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the list above.

Prof. Manuel García Sánchez
Guest Editor

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  • mmWave
  • 5G
  • wireless communications
  • radio channel
  • MIMO and m-MIMO
  • antenna beamforming
  • precoding
  • multicell cooperation
  • energy efficiency

Published Papers

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