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Wireless sensing for a solar power system

Available online 20 November 2018
Su Kyi | Attaphongse Taparugssanagorn

Wireless sensing is an excellent approach for remotely operated solar power system. Not only to get the sensor data, such as voltage, current, and temperature, but the system can also have a proper...

Design and analysis of multi-channel drop filter using dual L Defected Hexagonal Photonic Crystal Ring Resonator

Available online 16 November 2018
D. Saranya | Shoba Mohan | A. Rajesh

In this paper, Dual L defected hexagonal Photonic Crystal Ring Resonator (PCRR) using Channel Drop Filter (CDF) is designed for Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) systems. In this structure,...

Weak harmonic signal detection method in chaotic interference based on extended Kalman filter

Available online 14 November 2018
Chengye Lu | Sheng Wu | Chunxiao Jiang | Jinfeng Hu

The traditional methods of weak harmonic signal detection under strong chaotic interference often suffer from high computational complexity and poor performance. In this paper, an Extended Kalman Filter...

Transient content caching and updating with modified harmony search for Internet of Things

Available online 2 November 2018
Chao Xu | Xijun Wang

Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as one of the use cases in 5th Generation wireless networks. However, the transient nature of the data generated in IoT networks brings content caching new challenges....

Evolution and challenges of DNS-based CDNs

November 2018
Zheng Wang | Jun Huang | Scott Rose

DNS-based server redirecting is considered the most popular means of deploying CDNs. However, with the increasing use of remote DNS, DNS-based CDNs face a great challenge in performance degradation....

A highly sustainable multi-band orthogonal wavelet code division multiplexing UWB communication system for underground mine channel

November 2018
Athar Ravish Khan | Sanjay M. Gulhane

The underground mine channel is highly hostile for communication. A sustainable communication system is required to be integrated as a multipurpose system capable of transferring all types of information...

Design of a novel hybrid intercarrier interference mitigation technique through wavelet implication in an OFDM system

November 2018
Sandeep Sarowa | Harmanjeet Singh | Sunil Agrawal | B.S. Sohi

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) is the most preferred and widely used multiplexing technique in current wireless environment for sidelining the spectrum scarcity problem by splitting...

Recent advancements in surface plasmon polaritons-plasmonics in subwavelength structures in microwave and terahertz regimes

November 2018
Rana Sadaf Anwar | Huansheng Ning | Lingfeng Mao

This paper presents a review of recent investigational studies on exciting Surface Plasmon Polaritons (SPPs) in MicroWave (MW) and TeraHertZ (THz) regimes by using subwavelength corrugated patterns...

Combinatorial design-based quasi-cyclic LDPC codes with girth eight

November 2018
Sina Vafi | Narges Rezvani Majid

This paper presents a novel regular Quasi-Cyclic (QC) Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) codes with column-weight three and girth at least eight. These are designed on the basis of combinatorial design...

Performance analysis of cognitive radio networks using channel-prediction-probabilities and improved frame structure

November 2018
Prabhat Thakur | Alok Kumar | S. Pandit | G. Singh | S.N. Satashia

This paper focuses on potential issues related to the random selection of a sensing channel that occurs after the prediction phase in a Cognitive Radio Network (CRN). A novel approach (Approach-1) for...

Semi-supervised multi-layered clustering model for intrusion detection

November 2018
Omar Y. Al-Jarrah | Yousof Al-Hammdi | Paul D. Yoo | Sami Muhaidat | Mahmoud Al-Qutayri

A Machine Learning (ML)-based Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDPS) requires a large amount of labeled up-to-date training data to effectively detect intrusions and generalize well to novel...

Traffic dynamics on multilayer networks

Available online 1 November 2018
Jiexin Wu | Cunlai Pu | Lunbo Li | Guo Cao

Many real-world networks are demonstrated to either have layered network structures in themselves or interconnect with other networks, forming the multilayer network structures. In this survey, we give...

Antenna selection for MIMO system based on pattern recognition

Available online 30 October 2018
Ping Yang | Jing Zhu | Yue Xiao | Zhi Chen

This paper proposes a novel Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) transmission scheme based on Pattern Recognition (PR), which is termed as the PR aided Transmission Antenna Selection MIMO (PR-TAS aided...

Developing a platform to evaluate and assess the security of wearable devices

Available online 30 October 2018
Matthew L. Hale | Kerolos Lotfy | Rose F. Gamble | Charles Walter | Jessica Lin

Operating in a body area network around a smartphone user, wearables serve a variety of commercial, medical, and personal uses. Depending on the application, wearables can capture sensitive data about...

Improving signature quality for network application identification

Available online 29 October 2018
Justin Tharp | Sang C. Suh | Hyeonkoo Cho | Jinoh Kim

Network application identification is one of the core elements in network operations and management to provide enhanced network services and security. For the accurate identification, an approach using...

Energy efficient and delay aware ternary-state transceivers for aerial base stations

Available online 26 October 2018
Nahina Islam | Kandeepan Sithamparanathan | Karina Gomez Chavez | James Scott | Hamid Eltom

In recent times, Aerial Base Stations(AeBSs) are being investigated to provide wireless coverage to terrestrial radio terminals. There are many advantages of using aerial platforms to provide wireless...

Enabling intelligence in fog computing to achieve energy and latency reduction

Available online 26 October 2018
Quang Duy La | Mao V. Ngo | Thinh Quang Dinh | Tony Q.S. Quek | Hyundong Shin

Fog computing is an emerging architecture intended for alleviating the network burdens at the cloud and the core network by moving resource-intensive functionalities such as computation, communication,...

Caching resource management of mobile edge network based on Stackelberg game

Available online 24 October 2018
Qiang Li | Changlong Lu | Bin Cao | Qinyu Zhang

Mobile edge caching technology is gaining more and more attention because it can effectively improve the Quality of Experience (QoE) of users and reduce backhaul burden. This paper aims to improve the...

Deep reinforcement learning-based joint task offloading and bandwidth allocation for multi-user mobile edge computing

Available online 24 October 2018
Liang Huang | Xu Feng | Cheng Zhang | Liping Qian | Yuan Wu

The rapid growth of mobile internet services has yielded a variety of computation-intensive applications such as virtual/augmented reality. Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), which enables mobile terminals...

Traffic-driven epidemic spreading and its control strategies

Available online 23 October 2018
Yanqing Wu | Cunlai Pu | Lunbo Li | Gongxuan Zhang

Many epidemics or viruses in real life spread by taking advantage of other dynamic processes, e.g., the computer virus propagates with the transmission of packets. In this paper, we survey the recent...

A time-aware searchable encryption scheme for EHRs

Available online 14 September 2018
Yousheng Zhou | Xiaofeng Zhao | Siling Liu | Xingwang Long | Wenjun Luo

Despite the benefits of EHRs (Electronic Health Records), there is a growing concern regarding privacy exposure risks associated with the use of these technologies. A time-aware searchable encryption...

S-transform based integrated approach for spectrum estimation, storage, and sensing in cognitive radio

Available online 13 September 2018
Pyari Mohan Pradhan | Ganapati Panda

Cognitive radio (CR) uses the principle of dynamic spectrum allocation for improving the utilization of spectrum bands. Missing data estimation is essential for maintaining an uninterrupted quality...

Secrecy sum-rate analysis of massive MIMO systems under dual-threat attacks using normalization methods

Available online 12 September 2018
Kishan Neupane | Rami J. Haddad

Massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) has been considered as an emerging technology to enhance the spectral and energy efficiency for the upcoming wireless communication systems. This paper...

A data reduction scheme for active authentication of legitimate smartphone owner using informative apps ranking

Available online 12 September 2018
Abdulaziz Alzubaidi | Swarup Roy | Jugal Kalita

Smartphones are vulnerable to fraudulent use despite being strong authentication mechanisms. Active authentication based on behavioral biometrics is an alternative to protect the privacy of data in...

Middleware technologies for cloud of things: a survey

August 2018
Amirhossein Farahzadi | Pooyan Shams | Javad Rezazadeh | Reza Farahbakhsh

The next wave of communication and applications will rely on new services provided by the Internet of Things which is becoming an important aspect in human and machines future. IoT services are a key...

A new protocol for concurrently allocating licensed spectrum to underlay cognitive users

August 2018
Sabyasachi Chatterjee | Prabir Banerjee | Mita Nasipuri

Cognitive radio technology makes efficient use of the valuable radio frequency spectrum in a non-interfering manner to solve the problem of spectrum scarcity. This paper aims to design a scheme for...

Windowed overlapped frequency domain block filtering approach for direct sequence signal acquisition

August 2018
Ebrahim Karami | Harri Saarnisaari

This study applies a windowed frequency domain overlapped block filtering approach to acquire direct sequence signals. As a novel viewpoint, the windows not only allow pulse shaping without front-end...

Power consumption model of sector breathing based congestion control in mobile network

August 2018
Anwesha Mukherjee | Debashis De | Priti Deb

According to Cooper's law, the number of conversations per location doubles every two and a half years. Therefore, congestion control has become a promising research area. Nowadays small cell deployment...

A blockchain future for internet of things security: a position paper

August 2018
Mandrita Banerjee | Junghee Lee | Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are increasingly being found in civilian and military contexts, ranging from smart cities and smart grids to Internet-of-Medical-Things, Internet-of-Vehicles, Internet-of-Military-Things,...

A routing protocol for urban vehicular ad hoc networks to support non-safety applications

August 2018
S.K. Bhoi | P.M. Khilar | M. Singh | R.R. Sahoo | R.R. Swain

The Urban Vehicular Ad Hoc Network (UVANET) provides non-safety applications like media sharing, internet service, file transfer, gaming, and so on. Routing plays an important role in providing better...

Machine learning for internet of things data analysis: a survey

August 2018
Mohammad Saeid Mahdavinejad | Mohammadreza Rezvan | Mohammadamin Barekatain | Peyman Adibi | Payam Barnaghi | Amit P. Sheth

Rapid developments in hardware, software, and communication technologies have facilitated the emergence of Internet-connected sensory devices that provide observations and data measurements from the...

Analytical model of IoT CoAP traffic

Available online 11 July 2018
Rolando Herrero

The Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) is a mechanism that enables the efficient transmission of information in the context of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) characteristic of the Internet of...

Design of multi-antenna relaying for OFDM in impulsive noise environment

Available online 23 June 2018
Ahmed El-Mahdy | MennaTullah Seraj-Eldin

A low-complexity multi-antenna relaying scheme is proposed for Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) in the presence of Class-A Impulsive Noise (IN). One way and two way relaying are considered....

Quality-of-service support in LTE-A systems with the DRX mechanism

Available online 24 April 2018
Cheng-Jie Tsai | Tsern-Huei Lee

Long-Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) is a standard adopted for fourth-generation mobile communication systems. To support various mobile applications, the Third-Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)...

Piecewise linear detection for direct superposition modulation

April 2018
Martin Damrath | Peter Adam Hoeher | Gilbert J.M. Forkel

Considering high-order digital modulation schemes, the bottleneck in consumer products is the detector rather than the modulator. The complexity of the optimal a posteriori probability (APP) detector...

Mitigation of spectral leakage for single carrier, block-processing cognitive radio receivers

April 2018
Adam C. Polak | Mark Wagner | Marco F. Duarte | Robert W. Jackson | Dennis L. Goeckel

Cognitive Radio (CR) is a multiuser, wireless communication concept that allows for a dynamic and adaptive assignment of spectral resources. The coexistence of multiple users, often transmitting at...

A roadmap for security challenges in the Internet of Things

April 2018
Arbia Riahi Sfar | Enrico Natalizio | Yacine Challal | Zied Chtourou

Unquestionably, communicating entities (object, or things) in the Internet of Things (IoT) context are playing an active role in human activities, systems and processes. The high connectivity of intelligent...

Edge computing technologies for Internet of Things: a primer

April 2018
Yuan Ai | Mugen Peng | Kecheng Zhang

With the rapid development of mobile internet and Internet of Things applications, the conventional centralized cloud computing is encountering severe challenges, such as high latency, low Spectral...

Channel estimation and channel tracking for correlated block-fading channels in massive MIMO systems

April 2018
Suresh Dahiya | Arun Kumar Singh

This paper presents a channel estimation and tracking method for correlated block-fading channels in massive MIMO wireless cellular systems. In order to conserve resources, the proposed algorithm requires...

Multipath multihop mmWave backhaul in ultra-dense small-cell network

April 2018
Salman Saadat | Da Chen | Tao Jiang

Ultra-Dense Network (UDN) is considered to be the key enabler for realizing capacity goals set by 5G. The major concern in UDN deployment is the backhaul network, which should be scalable, cost-effective,...

A survey of 5G technologies: regulatory, standardization and industrial perspectives

April 2018
António Morgado | Kazi Mohammed Saidul Huq | Shahid Mumtaz | Jonathan Rodriguez

In recent years, there have been significant developments in the research on 5th Generation (5G) networks. Several enabling technologies are being explored for the 5G mobile system era. The aim is to...

Enhancing secrecy rates in a wiretap channel

Available online 29 March 2018
Shahid M. Shah | Vinod Sharma

Reliable communication imposes an upper limit on the achievable rate, namely the Shannon capacity. Wyner's wiretap coding ensures a security constraint and reliability, but results in a decrease of...

Gaussian broadcast channel with lossy state reconstruction

Available online 28 March 2018
Viswanathan Ramachandran

We consider a state reoconstruction problem where the additive state process of a Gaussian Broadcast Channel (GBC) is to be reconstructed at both receivers, subject to some distortion constraints. The...

Network selection in cognitive radio enabled Wireless Body Area Networks

Available online 28 March 2018
Monish Bhatia | Krishan Kumar

In recent years, interest in Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) has increased significantly due to the advancement in wireless communications. In wireless communication, all WBAN nodes that monitor...

Percolation analysis of large-scale wireless balloon networks

Available online 27 March 2018
M.D. Nashid Anjum | Honggang Wang | Hua Fang

Recent advancements in wireless technology have tested Wireless Balloon Networks (WBNs) as an ideal solution for the provision of internet facilities in deprived and challenging areas. A few high profile...

High mobility channel estimation method based on improved basis expansion model

Available online 26 March 2018
Jinjin Huang | Yisheng Zhao | Zhixiang Dong | Mengjia Chen | Zhonghui Chen

In this paper, the problem of high mobility channel estimation in the Long-Term Evolution for Railway (LTE-R) communication system is investigated. By using a Basis Expansion Model (BEM), the channel...

A comparative study of name resolution and routing mechanisms in information-centric networks

Available online 22 March 2018
Hang Liu | Koorosh Azhandeh | Xavier de Foy | Robert Gazda

Information-Centric Networking (ICN) is an innovative paradigm for the future Internet architecture, which addresses IP network limitations in supporting content distribution and information access...

QSM-IDM – A novel quadrature spatial modulation based on interleaving division multiplexing for multiple antenna system

Available online 2 March 2018
Sherif K. El Dyasti | Esam A.A. Hagras | Hadia El-Hennawy

Quadrature Spatial Modulation (QSM) is a high spectral efficiency Multiple-Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technique used to improve the spectral efficiency of wireless communication systems. The main...

Multifault diagnosis in WSN using a hybrid metaheuristic trained neural network

Available online 2 March 2018
Rakesh Ranjan Swain | Pabitra Mohan Khilar | Tirtharaj Dash

Wireless sensor networks are susceptible to failures of nodes and links due to various physical or computational reasons. Some physical reasons include a very high temperature, a heavy load over a node,...

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