Recent Advances in Communications Technology

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communications Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 394

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Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
Interests: audio signal processing and recognition; applications of digital signal processing to digital communications systems; machine learning

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Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Interests: audio/speech signal processing; machine learning; wireless systems; biometric instrumentation
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Dear Colleagues,

Technology has brought new opportunities and challenges to communications systems. The Starlink project is a compelling example of how communications technology can affect modern society, especially in terms of warfare. Beyond space-based communication, underwater communication is another area that ought to be researched in greater depth as water absorbs high-frequency electromagnetic waves, making high-speed wireless data transfer difficult. Additionally, machine learning (and, more broadly, AI) technology has penetrated many application domains, meaning that the potential and limitations of machine learning techniques for communications technology are worth exploring. Furthermore, since most communications systems depend on computer simulations for initial performance assessment, simulation-related issues, such as channel characteristics, simulation platform and model, and simulation complexity, are also important. This Special Issue covers, but is not limited to, the above-mentioned topics.

Prof. Dr. Shingchern You
Prof. Dr. Hsiao-Chun Wu
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Keywords

  • satellite communications
  • underwater communications
  • machine learning for communications
  • simulations of communications systems

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Machine Learning-Based Channel Estimation Techniques for ATSC 3.0
by Yu-Sun Liu, Shingchern D. You and Yu-Chun Lai
Information 2024, 15(6), 350; https://doi.org/10.3390/info15060350 - 13 Jun 2024
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Channel estimation accuracy significantly affects the performance of orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) systems. In the literature, there are quite a few channel estimation methods. However, the performances of these methods deteriorate considerably when the wireless channels suffer from nonlinear distortions and interferences. Machine [...] Read more.
Channel estimation accuracy significantly affects the performance of orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) systems. In the literature, there are quite a few channel estimation methods. However, the performances of these methods deteriorate considerably when the wireless channels suffer from nonlinear distortions and interferences. Machine learning (ML) shows great potential for solving nonparametric problems. This paper proposes ML-based channel estimation methods for systems with comb-type pilot patterns and random pilot symbols, such as ATSC 3.0. We compare their performances with conventional channel estimations in ATSC 3.0 systems for linear and nonlinear channel models. We also evaluate the robustness of the ML-based methods against channel model mismatch and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) mismatch. The results show that the ML-based channel estimations achieve good mean squared error (MSE) performance for linear and nonlinear channels if the channel statistics used for the training stage match those of the deployment stage. Otherwise, the ML estimation models may overfit the training channel, leading to poor deployment performance. Furthermore, the deep neural network (DNN)-based method does not outperform the linear channel estimation methods in nonlinear channels. Full article
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