Special Issue "RF Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transfer"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer Science & Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 April 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Quoc-Tuan Vien
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, London NW4 4BT, United Kingdom
Interests: physical-layer security; network coding; non-orthogonal multiple access; RF energy harvesting; device-to-device communications; heterogeneous networks; Internet of Things
Dr. Ca V. Phan
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Vietnam
Interests: wireless and mobile networks; cooperative and energy harvesting networks; Internet of Things; cross-layer design; dynamic programming; game theory for wireless communications
Dr. Antonino Masaracchia
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Guest Editor
The Institute of Electronics, Communication and Information Technology, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT3 9DT, United Kingdom
Interests: disaster relief networks; optimisation theory; 5G networks; energy harvesting; signal processing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advanced radio frequency (RF) energy harvesting (EH) and wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies are paving the way towards future wireless networks. WPT via RF radiation has emerged as a promising approach to energise low-power devices in circuit design. While traditional wireless networks were designed only for data communications, the future of wireless communications allows both data and energy transmission, i.e., simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT), using the same radio wave over the same wireless medium. Although EH and WPT have shown to be able to sustain the energy supply, enabling the development of numerous applications and services in various wireless network architectures, there are challenges in theoretical modeling, analyses and practical design that need to be addressed. This Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art technologies and theories of EH and WPT in practical wireless networks.

Prospective authors are invited to submit original manuscripts on topics including, but not limited to:

  • RF EH for low-power wireless transceiver circuits in communication systems;
  • EH interface circuit design for light-weight devices;
  • Antenna, waveform and signal design for EH and WPT;
  • Network architecture and protocol design for RF EH and WPT;
  • Analytical models of EH and WPT in network architecture design;
  • RF EH and WPT in unicast, multicast, broadcast and relay channels;
  • RF EH and WPT with cooperative communications, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), massive MIMO and mmWave technologies;
  • SWIPT in wireless sensor networks, device-to-device communications, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and cellular networks (5G and beyond);
  • Security in SWIPT systems;
  • Experiment and prototype of RF EH, WPT and/or SWIPT.

Dr. Quoc-Tuan Vien
Dr. Ca V. Phan
Dr. Antonino Masaracchia
Guest Editors

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