Special Issue "Modern Circuits and Systems Technologies on Communications 2021"

A special issue of Telecom (ISSN 2673-4001).

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Dr. Sotirios K. Goudos
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Interests: antenna design; microwave components design; wireless communications; evolutionary algorithms; machine learning
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Prof. Dr. George K. Karagiannidis
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: wireless communications; wireless power transfer and applications; optical wireless communications; communications for biomedical engineering; wireless security
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Dr. Panagiotis Sarigiannidis
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, 50100 Kozani, Greece
Interests: IoT; 5G mobile communication; UAV; quality of service; radio access networks; computer network security; radio networks; artificial intelligence
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 10th International Conference on Modern Circuit and System Technologies on Electronics and Communications (MOCAST 2021) will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece from July 5 to 7, 2021. MOCAST’s technical program includes all aspects of communications and network technologies from antenna design, propagation modeling, wireless communications, network systems and applications. This Special Issue aims to publish extented versions of papers in the area of communications from the conference. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Antenna design
  • Propagation
  • Communications systems
  • Wireless Communications
  • Network systems

Prof. Dr. Sotirios K. Goudos
Prof. Dr. George K. Karagiannidis
Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Sarigiannidis
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • antenna design
  • propagation
  • wireless communications
  • network systems

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Channel Modeling for In-Body Optical Wireless Communications
Telecom 2022, 3(1), 136-149; https://doi.org/10.3390/telecom3010009 - 04 Feb 2022
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Next generation in-to-out-of body biomedical applications have adopted optical wireless communications (OWCs). However, by delving into the published literature, a gap is recognized in modeling the in-to-out-of channel, since most published contributions neglect the particularities of different types of tissues. In this paper, [...] Read more.
Next generation in-to-out-of body biomedical applications have adopted optical wireless communications (OWCs). However, by delving into the published literature, a gap is recognized in modeling the in-to-out-of channel, since most published contributions neglect the particularities of different types of tissues. In this paper, we present a novel pathloss and scattering models for in-to-out-of OWC links. Specifically, we derive extract analytical expressions that accurately describe the absorption of the five main tissues’ constituents, namely fat, water, melanin, and oxygenated and de-oxygenated blood. Moreover, we formulate a model for the calculation of the absorption coefficient of any generic biological tissue. Next, by incorporating the impact of scattering in the aforementioned model, we formulate the complete pathloss model. The developed model is verified by means of comparisons between the estimated pathloss and experimental measurements from independent research works. Finally, we illustrate the accuracy of the proposed model in estimating the optical properties of any generic tissue based on its constitution. The extracted channel model is expected to enable link budget analysis, performance analysis, and theoretical framework development, which will boost the design of optimized communication protocols for a plethora of biomedical applications. Full article
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Wireless Sensor Networks for Building Information Modeling
Telecom 2022, 3(1), 118-134; https://doi.org/10.3390/telecom3010007 - 02 Feb 2022
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Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a critical element for the “digitalization” of the construction industry and can be exploited for energy-driven renovation procedures of existing residences. Advancing beyond a BIM with data-capturing capabilities that are limited to building static information only requires sensor [...] Read more.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a critical element for the “digitalization” of the construction industry and can be exploited for energy-driven renovation procedures of existing residences. Advancing beyond a BIM with data-capturing capabilities that are limited to building static information only requires sensor data streams related to indoor/outdoor ambient conditions, as well as to energy-consumption parameters of the residences. The data streams require the deployment of robust Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) that are able to capture and transmit real-time data to appropriate cloud-based renovation toolkits. The technology and topology of such networks are addressed herein. The paper sets the lines for similar installations that are required by the construction industry for collecting dynamic data, since it is based on the outcome of real-world WSN installations in pilot sites in three European countries, carried out in the context of a major collaborative BIM research project. An application example of the WSN data is also provided in the context of training occupant behavior models in order to demonstrate the use of the measured data. Full article
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A Novel Dual-Band Implantable Antenna for Pancreas Telemetry Sensor Applications
Telecom 2022, 3(1), 1-16; https://doi.org/10.3390/telecom3010001 - 01 Jan 2022
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In this study, a novel implantable dual-band planar inverted F-antenna (PIFA) is proposed and designed for wireless biotelemetry. The developed antenna is intended to operate on the surface of the pancreas within the Medical Device Radiocommunications Service (MedRadio 401–406 MHz) and the industrial [...] Read more.
In this study, a novel implantable dual-band planar inverted F-antenna (PIFA) is proposed and designed for wireless biotelemetry. The developed antenna is intended to operate on the surface of the pancreas within the Medical Device Radiocommunications Service (MedRadio 401–406 MHz) and the industrial scientific and medical band (ISM, 2.4–2.5 GHz). The design analysis was carried out in two steps, initially inside a canonical model representing the pancreas, based on a finite element method (FEM) numerical solver. The proposed antenna was further simulated inside the human body taking into account the corresponding dimensions of the tissues and the electrical properties at the frequencies of interest using a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) numerical solver. Resonance, radiation performance, electrical field attenuation, total radiated power, and specific absorption rate (SAR), which determines the safety of the patient and the maximum permissible input power and other electromagnetic parameters, are presented and evaluated. Full article
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