IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications Journal Impact Factor & Information

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

Journal description

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.

Current impact factor: 2.50

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 2.496
2013 Impact Factor 2.762
2012 Impact Factor 2.418
2011 Impact Factor 2.586
2010 Impact Factor 2.152
2009 Impact Factor 1.903
2008 Impact Factor 2.181
2007 Impact Factor 1.234
2006 Impact Factor 1.184
2005 Impact Factor 1.395
2004 Impact Factor 1.649
2003 Impact Factor 1.232

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.82
Cited half-life 5.40
Immediacy index 0.35
Eigenfactor 0.05
Article influence 1.32
Website IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications website
Other titles IEEE transactions on wireless communications, Wireless communications
ISSN 1536-1276
OCLC 47360896
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 12/2016;
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 12/2016;
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    ABSTRACT: As future networks aim to meet the ever-increasing requirements of high data rate applications, dense and heterogeneous networks (HetNets) will be deployed to provide better coverage and throughput. Besides the important implications for energy consumption, the trend towards densification calls for more and more wireless links to forward a massive backhaul traffic into the core network. It is critically important to take into account the presence of a wireless backhaul for the energy-efficient design of HetNets. In this paper, we provide a general framework to analyze the energy efficiency of a two-tier MIMO heterogeneous network with wireless backhaul in the presence of both uplink and downlink transmissions. We find that under spatial multiplexing the energy efficiency of a HetNet is sensitive to the network load, and it should be taken into account when controlling the number of users served by each base station. We show that a two-tier HetNet with wireless backhaul can be significantly more energy efficient than a one-tier cellular network. However, this requires the bandwidth division between radio access links and wireless backhaul to be optimally designed according to the load conditions.
    IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 12/2016;
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 06/2016;
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 12/2015;
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 10/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: Ultra-wideband impulse radio (UWB-IR) exhibits good immunity to the multipath in dense cluttered environments because of its high temporal resolution. However, UWB-IR source direction finding is more challenging due to the frequency-selective distortion. Furthermore, the multipath interferences in both far-field and near-field regions affect the direct path resolution. This paper presents a robust solution for direction finding using UWB-IR in the presence of far-field and near-field multipath components overlapping with the direct path signal. An alternating projection (AP) method is proposed to separate the multiple interfering plane waves for better angle-of-arrival (AOA) estimation accuracy based on the signal subspace of UWB discrete Fourier transform (DFT). Detection of the number of plane waves is suggested before AOA estimation for fast computational convergence. Compared to the MUSIC algorithm based on IEEE 802.15.4a channel simulation, the AP has average root mean square error (RMSE) of less than 2.3° while the MUSIC has poorer RMSE of 22.6° in angular resolution when the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) ranges from 41 dB to 15 dB. The AP is also found to perform well in the presence of strong multipath overlapping with the direct path with AOA average RMSE error of less than 3.4°.
    IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 09/2015; 14(9):1-1. DOI:10.1109/TWC.2015.2425880
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    ABSTRACT: Turbo equalization has been an important topic in wireless communication for some time. Various approaches to incorporating the a priori information from the decoder into the equalization process have been developed. In this paper, we present and investigate an algorithm for adaptive equalization in a turbo loop. The algorithm exploits the soft information from the decoder directly in the adaptation process, while keeping the complexity of the resulting method on the same order as the original adaptive algorithm. The performance of the proposed turbo equalizer is compared with that of existing turbo methods to demonstrate its practical value. Real-world underwater communication data from the KAM11 experiment are used to characterize the performance.
    IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 09/2015; 14(9):1-1. DOI:10.1109/TWC.2015.2432764
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    ABSTRACT: Spectrum sensing is of utmost importance in cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access systems to achieve spectrum awareness. To provide reliable spectrum awareness, it is critical to develop (near-) optimal sensing techniques and understand achievable performance limits. In this paper, we study likelihood ratio test (LRT)-based methods for detection of a signal of interest (SOI) assuming multiple receive antennas in the presence of spatially correlated additive noise (colored noise). We show that with on/off status information of the SOI available at receiver, a training-based generalized likelihood ratio test (TB-GLRT) method can be designed which approximates the optimal LRT estimator-correlator (EC) detector. Using the inverse Laplace transform and complex Wishart distribution theory, we derive formulas for detection and false alarm probabilities of both LRT-EC and GLRT schemes. The convergence of the TB-GLRT to the LRT-EC is analyzed and proved based on convergence behaviors of the detectors and their decision statistics. Simulation results verify the analytical convergence properties. In addition, the results illustrate effects of different system design parameters, and demonstrate that the TB-GLRT scheme can provide substantial performance improvement over several existing GLRT methods.
    IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 09/2015; 14(9):1-1. DOI:10.1109/TWC.2015.2429136
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    ABSTRACT: The inter-cell interference (ICI) may considerably degrade the system performance of heterogeneous networks (Het- Nets) and is generally tackled by the transmitters, which often leads to lower spectrum efficiency. To avoid such disadvantage, this work presents a new receiver function that identifies the precoders assigned to active users in interfering cells, and thus enables more effective ICI mitigation. We theoretically derive the design criterion and analyze the performance of the receiver equipped with the proposed active precoder identification (API) scheme. We also propose two low-complexity techniques: the recursive structure based on the Sherman-Morrison formula/ matrix determinant lemma, and the mode-switching technique adapting the search space on-the-fly. Numerical simulations demonstrate that such receiver can achieve error rate performance close to a receiver with perfect knowledge of the active precoders. The recursive structure achieves 68% complexity saving, while the mode-switching technique further increases the saving to 83%.
    IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 09/2015; 14(9):1-1. DOI:10.1109/TWC.2015.2431262