Cunhua Pan

Cunhua Pan
Southeast University (China) | SEU

Phd

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February 2019 - present
CSR Group
Position
  • Lecturer
October 2016 - February 2019
Queen Mary, University of London
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  • Research Associate
December 2015 - October 2016
University of Kent
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  • Research Associate

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Publications (312)
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Intelligent reflecting surfaces (IRSs) constitute a disruptive wireless communication technique capable of creating a controllable propagation environment. This is achieved by constructing a large number of passive reflection elements that impose controllable phase shifts on the impinging electromagnetic waves so that the reflected signal can be co...
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In this paper, we propose to deploy an intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) to enhance the energy harvesting performance for a simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) system. Specifically, an IRS-assisted SWIPT wireless communication system is considered, where a multi-antenna base station (BS) communicates with several multi-a...
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Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) or intelligent reflecting surfaces (IRSs) are regarded as one of the most promising and revolutionizing technologies for enhancing the spectrum and energy efficiency of wireless systems. These devices reconfigure the wireless propagation environment by carefully tuning the phase shifts of a large number of...
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In the past as well as present wireless communication systems, the wireless propagation environment is regarded as an uncontrollable black box that impairs the received signal quality, and its negative impacts are compensated for by relying on the design of various sophisticated transmission/reception schemes. However, the improvements through appl...
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This letter theoretically compares the active reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-aided system with the passive RIS-aided system. For fair comparison, we consider that these two systems have the same overall power budget that can be used at both the base station (BS) and the RIS. For active RIS, we first derive the optimal power allocation bet...
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This paper investigates an active reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-aided mobile edge computing (MEC) system. Compared with passive RIS, the active RIS is equipped with active reflective amplifier, which can effectively circumvent the "double path loss" attenuation. We propose a joint computing and communication design to minimize the maximu...
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Reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) makes it possible to create an intelligent electromagnetic environment. The low hardware cost makes ultra-large (XL) RIS an attractive performance enhancement scheme, but it brings the challenge of near-field propagation channels. This makes the localization and channel estimation more complicated. In this p...
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In this paper, we propose a novel two-stage based uplink channel estimation strategy with reduced pilot overhead and error propagation for a reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-aided multi-user (MU) millimeter wave (mmWave) system. Specifically, in Stage I, with the carefully designed RIS phase shift matrix and introduced matching matrices, al...
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Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-enabled wireless power transfer (WPT) systems offer significant advantages in coverage and deployment flexibility, but suffer from endurance limitations due to the limited onboard energy. This paper proposes to improve the energy efficiency of UAV-enabled WPT systems with multiple ground sensors by utilizing reconfigur...
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The paper studies a reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-assisted multi-user uplink massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system with imperfect hardware. At the RIS, the paper considers phase noise, while at the base station, the paper takes into consideration the radio frequency impairments and low-resolution analog-to-digital converte...
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In this paper, we investigate a reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-aided multiuser full-duplex secure communication system with hardware impairments at transceivers and RIS, where multiple eavesdroppers overhear the two-way transmitted signals simultaneously, and an RIS is applied to enhance the secrecy performance. Aiming at maximizing the s...
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In this letter, we analyze the secrecy performance of a reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-aided communication system with spatially random unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) acting as eavesdroppers. We consider the scenarios where the base station (BS) is equipped with single and multiple antennas.The signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) of the legiti...
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In this series of work, we propose a comprehensive two-step three-dimensional (3D) positioning scheme in a millimeter wave (mmWave) system, where the reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) is leveraged to enhance the positioning performance of mobile users (MUs). Specifically, the first step is the estimation error modeling and analysis, while th...
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This paper investigates a multi-pair device-to-device (D2D) communication system aided by an active reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) with phase noise and direct link. The approximate closed-form expression of the ergodic sum rate is derived over spatially correlated Rician fading channels with statistical channel state information (CSI). Wh...
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It is challenging to precisely configure the phase shifts of the reflecting elements at the reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) due to inherent hardware impairments (HIs). In this paper, the mean square error (MSE) performance is investigated in an RIS-aided single-user multiple-input multipleoutput (MIMO) communication system with transceiver...
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In this series of work, we propose a comprehensive two-step three-dimensional (3D) positioning scheme in a millimeter wave (mmWave) system, where the reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) is leveraged to enhance the positioning performance of mobile users (MUs). Specifically, the first step is the estimation error modeling and analysis based on...
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In this paper, we adopt a three-stage based uplink channel estimation protocol with reduced pilot overhead for an reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-aided multi-user (MU) millimeter wave (mmWave) communication system, in which both the base station (BS) and the RIS are equipped with a uniform planar array (UPA). Specifically, in Stage I, the...
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Beamforming design is crucial to reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-aided communication networks. However, most of the existing works assume ideal hardware and perfect channel state information (CSI), which are unrealistic assumptions in practical systems. In order to improve system robustness and user fairness, in this paper, we firstly stud...
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Intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) as a promising technology rendering high throughput in future communication systems is compatible with various communication techniques such as non-orthogonal multiple-access (NOMA). In this paper, the downlink transmission of IRS-assisted NOMA communication is considered while undergoing imperfect channel state...
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An intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) is proposed to enhance the physical layer security in the Rician fading channel wherein the angular direction of the eavesdropper (ED) is aligned with a legitimate user. A two-phase communication system under active attacks and passive eavesdropping is considered in this scenario. The base station avoids dire...
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This paper investigates reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-assisted secure multiuser communication systems subject to hardware impairments (HIs). We jointly optimize the beamforming vectors at the base station (BS) and the phase shifts of the reflecting elements at the RIS so as to maximize the weighted minimum secrecy rate (WMSR), subject to...
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We investigate a multi-pair two-way decode-and-forward relaying aided massive multiple-input multiple-output antenna system under Rician fading channels, in which multiple pairs of users exchange information through a relay station having multiple antennas. Imperfect channel state information is considered in the context of maximum-ratio processing...
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To improve the information exchange rate between Alice and Bob in traditional two-way directional modulation (TWDM) network, a new double-reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-aided TWDM network is proposed. To achieve the low-complexity transmitter design, two analytical precoders, one closed-form method of adjusting the RIS phase-shifting matr...
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In this letter, we study intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) aided simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) terahertz secure systems under a non-linear energy harvesting (EH) model. Assuming that the cascaded channel state information is imperfect, we propose a robust beamforming design to minimize the total transmit power by j...
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This paper investigates the capacity results of dimmable visible light communications (VLCs) channel under practical range-limited constraints. Upper and lower bounds for both single-input single-output (SISO) and multiple-input single-output (MISO) scenarios which are valid in all signal-to-noise (SNR) region are derived. We reveal that the SISO c...
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In this paper, an intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) is deployed to assist the terahertz (THz) communications. The sum-rate of user equipments (UEs) is maximized while guaranteeing the rate requirement of each UE. A block coordinate searching (BCS) algorithm is proposed to jointly optimize the IRS's coordinates, phase shifts, THz sub-bands alloca...
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In this paper, we study the transmission design for reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-aided multiuser communication networks. Different from most of the existing contributions, we consider long-term CSI-based transmission design, where both the beamforming vectors at the base station (BS) and the phase shifts at the RIS are designed based on...
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Reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-aided wireless communications is a hot research topic in academic and industry communities since it can enhance both the spectrum and energy efficiency of wireless systems by artificially reconfiguring the wireless propagation environment. An RIS can configure tiny antenna elements or scatterers, which can b...
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In this letter, we analyze the secrecy performance of a reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-aided communication system with spatially random unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) acting as eavesdroppers. We consider the scenarios where the base station (BS) is equipped with single and multiple antennas. The signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) of the legit...
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In this paper, the intelligent reflecting surface (IRS)-aided unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) communication system is studied, where the UAV is deployed to serve the user equipment (UE) with the assistance of multiple IRSs mounted on several buildings to enhance the communication quality between UAV and UE. We aim to maximize the energy efficiency of...
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Reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) or intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) has recently been envisioned as one of the most promising technologies in the future sixth-generation (6G) communications. In this paper, we consider the joint optimization of the transmit beamforming at the base station (BS) and the phase shifts at the RIS for an RIS-...
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Reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) or intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) has recently been envisioned as one of the most promising technologies in the future sixth-generation (6G) communications. In this paper, we consider the joint optimization of the transmit beamforming at the base station (BS) and the phase shifts at the RIS for an RIS-...
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In this letter, we investigate a reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS)-aided device to device (D2D) communication system over Rician fading channels with imperfect hardware including both hardware impairment at the transceivers and phase noise at the RISs. This paper has optimized the phase shift by a genetic algorithm (GA) method to maximize t...
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This work investigates the effect of double intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) in improving the spectrum efficient of multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) network operating in the millimeter wave (mmWave) band. Specifically, we aim to solve a weighted sum rate maximization problem by jointly optimizing the digital precoding at the tra...
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Reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) is a promising technology for future millimeter-wave (mmWave) communication systems. However, its potential benefits of adopting RIS for high-precision positioning in mmWave systems are still less understood. In this paper, we study a multiple-RIS-aided mmWave positioning system and derive the Cram$\rm{\acut...
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This work investigates the effect of double intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) in improving the spectrum efficient of multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) network operating in the millimeter wave (mmWave) band. Specifically, we aim to solve a weighted sum rate maximization problem by jointly optimizing the digital precoding at the tra...
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In this paper, we study the transmission design for reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-aided multiuser communication networks. Different from most of the existing contributions, we consider long-term CSI-based transmission design, where both the beamforming vectors at the base station (BS) and the phase shifts at the RIS are designed based on...
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This letter investigates the reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-aided massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems with a two-timescale design. First, the zero-forcing (ZF) detector is applied at the base station (BS) based on instantaneous aggregated channel state information (CSI), which is the superposition of the direct channel a...
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In the obstructed tunnels, the signal transmission will suffer the risk of ray-path blocking caused by the obstacles owing to the Snell's law. In this letter, the reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) that can reflect the electromagnetic waves to any specific directions is introduced to mitigate the signal blocking. The closed-form expressions f...
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In the obstructed tunnels, the signal transmission will suffer the risk of ray-path blocking caused by the obstacles owing to the Snell's law. In this letter, the reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) that can reflect the electromagnetic waves to any specific directions is introduced to mitigate the signal blocking. The closed-form expressions f...
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In this paper, we investigate the energy minimization problem of an unmanned-aerial-vehicle (UAV)-assisted data collection sensor network. We jointly optimize the trajectory of the UAV and the power consumption of the sensors for data uploading with the power and energy constraints of sensors. The trajectory design consists of two parts: the servin...
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Different from conventional wired line connections, industrial control through wireless transmission is widely regarded as a promising solution due to its reduced cost, increased long-term reliability, and enhanced reliability. However, mission-critical applications impose stringent quality of service (QoS) requirements that entail ultra-reliabilit...