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Special Issue "Joint Communications and Sensing including Quantum and AI Techniques for Optical Wireless Systems"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2023 | Viewed by 69

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Thiago Roberto Raddo
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Guest Editor
Department of Communications Engineering, University of Malaga, E-29071 Malaga, Spain
Interests: sensing; photonics; quantum; wireless; fiber; semantic; AI; QKD; THz; FSO
Dr. Luiz Anet Neto
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Guest Editor
IMT Atlantique, 29200 Plouzane, France
Interests: PON; OFDM; DMT; FTTx; SDN; advanced modulation formats; optical networks

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Today’s highly reliable communication and information connectivity of the digital society and the easy exchange of ideas via electromagnetic signals are largely due to an advanced holistic telecommunications infrastructure. Next generation systems will eventually introduce the symbiosis of communication and sensing as a new networking capability. Such a new capability leverages both communication and sensing technologies in a single system, giving rise to the concept of ‘Joint Communications and Sensing’. The inclusion of sensing capabilities in a communication network is not only promising, but also presents many opportunities and challenges.

A wide range of technologies can be used to integrate both communication and sensing functionalities in a single system, enabling many new use cases. From classical technologies such as radar to quantum and AI, to name but a few. This Special Issue will explore the wide range of enabling technologies for joint communication and sensing in optical wireless systems, considering future trends and use cases. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following technologies and areas:

  • Chirp modulation, photonics including LiDAR, joint communication and radar sensing
  • AI/ML and its branches, large language models and transformers techniques
  • Optical fiber and FSO technologies, quantum and QKD techniques
  • Semantic communication and optical wireless convergence
  • Localization, sensing, and tracking scenarios
  • Millimeter-wave, sub-THz, and THz techniques

Dr. Thiago Roberto Raddo
Dr. Luiz Anet Neto
Guest Editors

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  • sensing
  • photonics
  • quantum
  • wireless
  • fiber
  • semantic
  • AI
  • QKD
  • THz
  • FSO

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