IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (IEEE T WIREL COMMUN )

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; IEEE Communications Society; IEEE Signal Processing Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


The IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications is a major archival journal which will be committed to the timely publication of very high-quality, peer-reviewed, original papers that advance the state-of-the art and applications of wireless communications. Topics of interest include the following: Broadband wireless communications, Network architectures and protocols, Adaptive antennas for wireless systems, Multiple access techniques, Modulation and coding, Multirate and multicarrier communications, Detection and estimation, Space-time processing, Diversity techniques and equalization, Synchronization techniques, Propagation and channel characterization, Software radio, Fading countermeasures, Resource allocation and interference management, Multiuser detection, Security, privacy, and authentication, Signal separation and interference rejection, Experimental and prototype results, DSP applications to wireless systems, Wireless multimedia communications. Systems and services including mobile satellites, wireless local loops, wireless LANs, and PCS/cellular. In addition, papers on specific topics or on more non-traditional topics related to specific application areas, are encouraged. Examples include Simulation tools and methodologies for design, analysis, rapid prototyping, performance prediction, and cellular system engineering; Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing; MIMO systems, and Wireless over optical.

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Publications in this journal

  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 12/2015;
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 12/2015;
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 12/2015;
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 01/2015;
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 01/2015;
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 01/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: This paper investigates power allocation for reliable downlink transmission in cellular networks subject to quality-ofservice (QoS) constraints. The reliability of data transmissions is assured by hybrid automatic repeat request protocol with incremental redundancy (HARQ-IR). By developing and evaluating the effective throughput of the HARQ-IR protocol for the downlink transmission under buffer-limited QoS constraints, we propose a novel adaptive power allocation algorithm to efficiently exploit the available resources when only limited channel state information (CSI) is available. The proposed algorithm, based on monotonic optimisation, allows near-optimal performance to be achieved with reasonably low complexity.
    IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 11/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: This paper addresses the Smart Gateway diversity scheme to be employed in future High Throughput Satellite Systems (HTS) at Ka, Q/V bands or above. The availability of a network of N gateways is presented with P redundant and with N active multiplexed gateways. A new time switched architecture is compared with the more conventional frequency division system for the N-active scheme but retaining transparent satellite transponders. In addition, resource allocation algorithms are compared, end to end, which maximize the throughput and balance the traffic amongst the user beams for gateways links degraded by rain. The time switched gateway approach allows simplifies satellite payloads and reduced ground segment size and hence cost.
    IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 10/2014; 13(10):5411 - 5426.
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    ABSTRACT: The increasing demand for mobile communications has led to a spectrum shortage that severely limits the expansion of cellular systems. An attractive approach to cope with this problem is to use beamforming techniques for improving the signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR), which in turn allows reducing the transmission power and increasing the system capacity. In this context, a novel approach for joint beamforming and power control in cellular systems is discussed. Regarding the beamforming, an adaptive algorithm is devised aiming to overcome an important implementation challenge of the constrained stochastic gradient (CSG) and improved CSG (ICSG) algorithms, namely the requirement to estimate each interfering signal individually. The proposed beamforming algorithm, called adaptive-projection CSG (AP-CSG), provides both enhanced SINR performance and reduced computational burden as compared with the standard CSG algorithms. Concerning the power control, a real-time algorithm designed to operate jointly with the AP-CSG is also developed, which allows reducing the transmission power while maintaining acceptable SINR levels. Moreover, a stochastic model for the proposed joint beamforming and power control algorithm is derived, allowing the prediction of its behavior accurately. Numerical simulation results are shown, confirming the effectiveness of the new algorithm and the accuracy of the proposed model.
    IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 09/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, we strive to improve the energy efficiency (EE) of downlink base station (BS) cooperative transmission systems by switching off some BSs and antennas and allocating power to the users according to the required data rate and channel of each user. To show the potential of EE gain, we first propose an optimal dynamic switching off scheme using instantaneous channel information that maximizes the EE under per-user data rate and per-BS power constraints. To provide a feasible scheme for practical systems, we proceed to propose a semi-dynamic scheme where the BS-antenna operation pattern selection is based on average channel gains. Low complexity iterative algorithms are provided to find solutions for the dynamic and semi-dynamic strategies. Simulation results with typical circuit power consumption show that the semi-dynamic scheme performs close to the dynamic scheme and both schemes provide a substantial EE gain over the scheme with all antennas at all BSs active, when the data rate requirement is low. By comparing the overall power consumption for the systems of two extreme cases in deploying the active antennas, we find that the scheme only switching off BSs is more cost-effective in terms of energy than the scheme switching off antennas when the data rate requirement is low and the number of active antennas far exceeds that of the users.
    IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 09/2014; 13(9):5183-5195.
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    ABSTRACT: MANETs are experiencing unstoppable growth due to their decentralized topology and their easy and low-cost deployment. The dynamic nature of MANETs entails the use of appropriate routing protocols to obtain good performance in the services supported by the network; even more if these services present tough temporal requirements, such as multimedia or VoIP services. One routing protocol to which notable research effort has been devoted is the BATMAN protocol, which proposes an interesting paradigm avoiding the explicit interchange of routing information among nodes. In this paper, we focus on evaluating the performance of BATMAN supporting VoIP traffic on low power-consumption nodes, from a Quality of Experience (QoE) point of view. Specifically, we evaluate the impact on BATMAN performance of 1) the PHY layer, by employing a fading characterization of the transmission channel; 2) the number and density of ad-hoc nodes; and 3) node mobility. All the results obtained for BATMAN are compared with those attained by using the widely used OLSR routing protocol. From the results, we conclude that neither BATMAN nor OLSR in their respective current implementations are suitable enough for VoIP traffic support in MANETs composed of energy-saving nodes.
    IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 09/2014; 13(9):4947 - 4958.
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    ABSTRACT: WiFi offloading is regarded as one of the most promising techniques to deal with the explosive data increase in cellular networks due to its high data transmission rate and low requirement on devices. In this paper, we investigate the mobile data offloading problem through a third-party WiFi access point (AP) for a cellular mobile system. From the cellular operator's perspective, by assuming a usage-based charging model, we formulate the problem as a utility maximization problem. In particular, we consider three scenarios: (i) successive interference cancellation (SIC) available at both the base station (BS) and the AP; (ii) SIC available at neither the BS nor the AP; (iii) SIC available at only the BS. For (i), we show that the utility maximization problem can be solved by considering its relaxation problem, and we prove that our proposed data offloading scheme is near-optimal when the number of users is large. For (ii), we prove that with high probability the optimal solution is One-One-Association, i.e., one user connects to the BS and one user connects to the AP. For (iii), we show that with high probability there is at most one user connecting to the AP, and all the other users connect to the BS. By comparing these three scenarios, we prove that SIC decoders help the cellular operator maximize its utility. To relieve the computational burden of the BS, we propose a threshold-based distributed data offloading scheme. We show that the proposed distributed scheme performs well if the threshold is properly chosen.
    IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 08/2014;