Special Issue "Communication, Positioning, and Sensing Solutions for Autonomous Vehicles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2020.
Interests: wireless positioning and navigation; 5G; wearable computing; statistical signal processing; IoT
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Interests: Communications Signal Processing, I/Q Signal Processing, Dirty-RF Signal Processing and Radio Architectures, Signal Processing Algorithms for Software Defined Flexible Radios, 5G
Interests: radio resource control and optimization for machine type communications, Cloud based Radio Access Networks, RF Inference, and quantum communications
Interests: optimization and control of traffic systems, macroscopic and microscopic traffic flow modelling, real-time monitoring of large-scale transportation systems, intelligent transportation systems
The use of autonomous robots in various industries, such as the industrial internet, automated shipping, automated maritime vessels, or autonomous driving, is increasing steadily. The global autonomous driving market is expected to grow to more than EUR 150 billion by 2035 and the shared mobility services will form more than 65% of this market. The industrial internet market is expected to rely on more than 60 billion connected devices in the next five years, which will require accurate and highly available positioning and sensing mechanisms to ensure integrated indoor–outdoor deployments for moving connected robots in 3D spaces. To achieve ultra-reliable and low-latency wireless communications without a significant increase in complexity, these autonomous systems of tomorrow need enhanced low-cost and low-energy-consumption solutions for autonomous localization, location-aware communications, and sensing, for example by re-using already available communication signals.
This Special Issue encourages authors from academia and industry to submit new research results about technological innovations and novel applications for communication, sensing, and navigation solutions for autonomous machines, robots, and drones. The Special Issue topics include but are not limited to:
- Wireless positioning, localization, and navigation for autonomous robots and devices
- Wireless communication solutions for autonomous machines, robots, and/or drones
- Novel algorithms for swarms of robots and/or drones
- Interference localization, detection, and mitigation in wireless communications and wireless navigation of autonomous vehicles
- Enhanced situational awareness and environmental mapping solutions with cellular/5G/beyond 5G and IoT solutions
- 5G/B5G-based localization and sensing solutions
- mmWave communications, localization, and sensing solutions
- Testbeds/pilots measurement data analysis for autonomous everything
- RF fingerprinting for transmitter and receiver identification/authentication in safe and reliable autonomous connectivity
Prof. Dr. Mikko Valkama
Prof. Dr. Riku Jäntti
Dr. Claudio Roncoli
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