Special Issue "Energy Harvesting & Wireless Power Transfer"

A special issue of Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communication Technologies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Khaled Rabie
Guest Editor
School of Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Interests: energy harvesting; cooperative relaying; energy efficiency; green communications; interference mitigation; MIMO; power line communications; smart grids; wireless power transfer
Dr. Galymzhan Nauryzbayev

Guest Editor
Department of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan
Interests: energy harvesting; cooperative relaying; cognitive radio; green communications; interference alignment and mitigation; MIMO; visible light communications; wireless power transfer
Dr. Ertugrul Basar

Guest Editor
Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Interests: MIMO systems; energy harvesting; visible light communications; cooperative communications; index modulation; OFDM

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Energy Harvesting (EH) is a promising technology that can considerably prolong the lifetime of energy-constrained wireless devices. Because natural energy resources, such as solar, thermal, wind etc., cannot guarantee a constant amount of energy, reliable communications in such networks may be put at risk. A solution to this issue is to harvest energy from man-made radio-frequency (RF) signals since such signals can serve as a convenient energy source in addition to carrying information. This is referred to as Wireless Power Transfer (WPT). This Special Issue is dedicated to provide a platform to demonstrate the latest developments in EH and WPT technologies, with a potential focus on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT)
  • MIMO Systems with EH & WPT
  • Full-duplex Transmission with EH & WPT
  • Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) with EH & WPT
  • Physical Layer Security with EH & WPT
  • Cognitive Radio Networks with EH & WPT
  • Wireless Sensor Networks with EH & WPT
  • Wireless Power enabled Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications
  • Wireless Power enabled Device-to-Device (D2D) Communications
  • Antenna Design and Optimisation for EH
  • Low Power Sensors and RFID
  • EH and Storage
  • Related future trends, Challenges and applications

Survey and tutorial papers on this topic are also welcome. The authors are encouraged to contact the editor if they are unsure whether their work falls within the scope of this special issue.

Dr. Khaled Rabie
Dr. Galymzhan Nauryzbayev
Dr. Ertugrul Basar
Guest Editors

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  • WPT & EH
  • MIMO systems
  • Full-duplex networks
  • Physical Layer Security
  • Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • M2M communications
  • D2D communications
  • NOMA

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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