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Advanced New Physical Layer Technologies for Next-Generation Wireless Communications

A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Theory, Probability and Statistics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 707

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College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Interests: message passing; statistical signal processing; wireless communications; modern channel coding; information theory

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Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Interests: semantic communication; deep learning; compressive sensing

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College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
Interests: B5G/6G communication technology; next-generation wireless communications; intelligent reflecting surface
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School of Telecommunications Engineering, Xidian University, Xi’an, China
Interests: multiuser coding and detection; message passing algorithms; MIMO; deep learning
College of Communication and Information Engineering, Xi’an University of Science and Technology, Xi’an, China
Interests: channel coding and information theory; deep learning for mine wireless communications; reconfigurable intelligent surface aided mine wireless communications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Next-generation wireless communication networks, notably 6G, will be expected to provide global convergence and connectivity, enhanced spectral/energy/cost efficiency, extremely high reliability and low latency, better intelligence levels and security, etc. These demanding performance requirements cannot be achieved by existing 5G technologies, thus motivating the need to develop revolutionary technologies and new network paradigms for future 6G networks.

Among other solutions, new physical layer technologies are essential to meet these requirements, including new waveforms, multiple access approaches, channel coding methods, multiple access, multi-antenna technologies, and so on, which lay the foundations for efficient signal transmission and reception. To realize the all-time, all-domain, and all-space communications of 6G networks, new physical layer technologies have an ambitious goal to boost next-generation network performance in broader frequency bands, diverse applications, and new systems and networks, which will enable a communication paradigm shift from conventional terrestrial-only networks to new integrated space–air–ground networks. However, realizing the full potential of new physical layer technologies in practical communication scenarios is highly challenging, and many important open problems remain unsolved.

This Special Issue (SI) seeks novel contributions from researchers that explore new physical layer technologies, innovations, and applications for next-generation wireless communications. We are collecting high-quality original research papers on related topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Classical information theory.
  • Multiuser information theory and multiple access technologies.
  • Electromagnetic information theory.
  • Channel coding, modulation, and waveform design.
  • Semantic information theory and semantic-aware transceiver designs.
  • Signal detection and channel estimation.
  • Uses in combination with reconfigurable intelligent surfaces.
  • Native-AI empowered architectures.
  • Integrated sensing and communication.

Prof. Dr. Lei Liu
Dr. Zhijin Qin
Prof. Dr. Chongwen Huang
Dr. Yuhao Chi
Dr. Yang Liu
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Keywords

  • information theory
  • channel codes
  • multiuser detection
  • holographic MIMO
  • channel capacity
  • electromagnetic field
  • semantic communication
  • deep learning
  • reconfigurable intelligent surface
  • integrated sensing and communication

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Optimal Decoding Order and Power Allocation for Sum Throughput Maximization in Downlink NOMA Systems
by Zhuo Han, Wanming Hao, Zhiqing Tang and Shouyi Yang
Entropy 2024, 26(5), 421; https://doi.org/10.3390/e26050421 - 15 May 2024
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In this paper, we consider a downlink non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) system over Nakagami-m channels. The single-antenna base station serves two single-antenna NOMA users based on statistical channel state information (CSI). We derive the closed-form expression of the exact outage probability under [...] Read more.
In this paper, we consider a downlink non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) system over Nakagami-m channels. The single-antenna base station serves two single-antenna NOMA users based on statistical channel state information (CSI). We derive the closed-form expression of the exact outage probability under a given decoding order, and we also deduce the asymptotic outage probability and diversity order in a high-SNR regime. Then, we analyze all the possible power allocation ranges and theoretically prove the optimal power allocation range under the corresponding decoding order. The demarcation points of the optimal power allocation ranges are affected by target data rates and total power, without an effect from the CSI. In particular, the values of the demarcation points are proportional to the total power. Furthermore, we formulate a joint decoding order and power allocation optimization problem to maximize the sum throughput, which is solved by efficiently searching in our obtained optimal power allocation ranges. Finally, Monte Carlo simulations are conducted to confirm the accuracy of our derived exact outage probability. Numerical results show the accuracy of our deduced demarcation points of the optimal power allocation ranges. And the optimal decoding order is not constant at different total transmit power levels. Full article
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