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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 195, SJR: 1.151, h-index: 103)
Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.872, h-index: 26)
Autonomous Mental Development, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.664, h-index: 19)
Bell Labs Technical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.596, h-index: 30)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.851, h-index: 21)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.201, h-index: 138)
Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.114, h-index: 62)
Canadian J. of Electrical and Computer Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.208, h-index: 17)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 9)
Communications and Networks, J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.608, h-index: 27)
Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.62, h-index: 23)
Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.325, h-index: 24)
Computer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 75, SJR: 0.599, h-index: 126)
Computing in Science & Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.688, h-index: 47)
Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 84, SJR: 0.942, h-index: 83)
Embedded Systems Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.578, h-index: 12)
Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.911, h-index: 19)
Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 137, SJR: 1.975, h-index: 168)
Haptics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.88, h-index: 25)
IEEE Access     Open Access   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.947, h-index: 12)
IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 116, SJR: 0.463, h-index: 43)
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.193, h-index: 16)
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 1.016, h-index: 62)
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.901, h-index: 69)
IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.937, h-index: 37)
IEEE Communications Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.934, h-index: 107)
IEEE Communications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 65, SJR: 3.133, h-index: 170)
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 4.187, h-index: 78)
IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 33)
IEEE Computer Architecture Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.348, h-index: 20)
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37, SJR: 0.377, h-index: 71)
IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.328, h-index: 4)
IEEE Control Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 66)
IEEE Design & Test     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 61)
IEEE Distributed Systems Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.626, h-index: 48)
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.241, h-index: 4)
IEEE Electron Device Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.791, h-index: 117)
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Engineering Management Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.109, h-index: 12)
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 132, SJR: 1.203, h-index: 60)
IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 48, SJR: 2.451, h-index: 36)
IEEE Industry Applications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.307, h-index: 41)
IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 57, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 29)
IEEE Intelligent Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45, SJR: 1.122, h-index: 90)
IEEE Internet Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 88)
IEEE J. of Biomedical and Health Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.943, h-index: 76)
IEEE J. of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 2.737, h-index: 15)
IEEE J. of Oceanic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.969, h-index: 71)
IEEE J. of Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.128, h-index: 108)
IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.632, h-index: 130)
IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.759, h-index: 62)
IEEE J. of Solid-State Circuits     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 3.278, h-index: 165)
IEEE J. of the Electron Devices Society     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.026, h-index: 7)
IEEE J. of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.262, h-index: 3)
IEEE J. on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE J. on Selected Areas in Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 2.915, h-index: 186)
IEEE Latin America Transactions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.249, h-index: 10)
IEEE Life Sciences Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Micro     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.686, h-index: 76)
IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.942, h-index: 98)
IEEE Microwave Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.528, h-index: 49)
IEEE Multimedia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 53)
IEEE Nanotechnology Express     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
IEEE Network     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40, SJR: 1.654, h-index: 90)
IEEE Pervasive Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.602, h-index: 77)
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.433, h-index: 128)
IEEE Potentials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.138, h-index: 20)
IEEE Power and Energy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.681, h-index: 50)
IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Power Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.532, h-index: 3)
IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.281, h-index: 5)
IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.792, h-index: 63)
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.734, h-index: 53)
IEEE Sensors J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 79, SJR: 0.759, h-index: 69)
IEEE Signal Processing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.072, h-index: 95)
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 59, SJR: 3.413, h-index: 125)
IEEE Software     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 88, SJR: 0.652, h-index: 84)
IEEE Spectrum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 135, SJR: 0.199, h-index: 52)
IEEE Systems J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.143, h-index: 27)
IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Magazine     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.265, h-index: 22)
IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36, SJR: 2.13, h-index: 143)
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.381, h-index: 62)
IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.963, h-index: 108)
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 4.238, h-index: 211)
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.832, h-index: 48)
IEEE Transactions on Big Data     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.104, h-index: 42)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.606, h-index: 140)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.394, h-index: 86)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.747, h-index: 65)
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.186, h-index: 9)
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 1.659, h-index: 167)
IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.277, h-index: 2)
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.71, h-index: 95)
IEEE Transactions on Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 0.924, h-index: 92)
IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.732, h-index: 76)
IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.651, h-index: 6)
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 2.986, h-index: 105)
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 2.886, h-index: 27)
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.155, h-index: 44)
IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.826, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.584, h-index: 84)
IEEE Transactions on Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.389, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Capability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.329, h-index: 68)
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.436, h-index: 142)
IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.396, h-index: 6)
IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.911, h-index: 125)
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.091, h-index: 69)
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.308, h-index: 131)
IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 5.8, h-index: 144)
IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 2.377, h-index: 81)
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 2.727, h-index: 198)
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 2.973, h-index: 59)
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.86, h-index: 63)
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.433, h-index: 217)
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 1.022, h-index: 79)
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.3, h-index: 82)
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 2.087, h-index: 119)
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.602, h-index: 99)
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.941, h-index: 165)
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.346, h-index: 148)
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.826, h-index: 98)
IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.603, h-index: 88)
IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.572, h-index: 46)
IEEE Transactions On Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.708, h-index: 61)
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.021, h-index: 19)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.385, h-index: 97)
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.732, h-index: 95)
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.59, h-index: 94)
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 7.653, h-index: 264)
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.537, h-index: 83)
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 2.341, h-index: 126)
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 3.005, h-index: 160)
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 4.126, h-index: 174)
IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.632, h-index: 33)
IEEE Transactions on Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 1.93, h-index: 68)
IEEE Transactions on Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 2.884, h-index: 98)
IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.64, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61, SJR: 2.004, h-index: 187)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.84, h-index: 10)
IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.91, h-index: 98)
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.203, h-index: 116)
IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.698, h-index: 78)
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.917, h-index: 92)
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.34, h-index: 146)
IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.897, h-index: 30)
IEEE Wireless Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35, SJR: 2.803, h-index: 112)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.706, h-index: 43)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.795, h-index: 140)
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 2.305, h-index: 87)
Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 3.285, h-index: 169)
Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.388, h-index: 138)
Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
IT Professional     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 31)
J. of Display Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.956, h-index: 44)
J. of Lightwave Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 2.006, h-index: 158)
J. of Microelectromechanical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.847, h-index: 114)
Learning Technologies, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.733, h-index: 28)
Magnetics Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.488, h-index: 11)
Nanotechnology Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.187, h-index: 9)
Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 3.181, h-index: 149)
Optical Communications and Networking, IEEE/OSA J. of     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.306, h-index: 35)
Photonics J., IEEE     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.233, h-index: 34)
Photovoltaics, IEEE J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.968, h-index: 27)
Proceedings of the IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64, SJR: 1.586, h-index: 205)
Pulse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 66)
Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 1.196, h-index: 37)
Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.726, h-index: 36)
Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 4.784, h-index: 66)
Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 128)
Solid-State Circuits Magazine, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.19, h-index: 7)
Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 3.646, h-index: 45)
Terahertz Science and Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.079, h-index: 26)
Wireless Communications Letters IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.08, h-index: 21)
Women in Engineering Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 1)

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  • IEEE Communications Magazine - Cover
    • Abstract: Presents the front cover for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Global Communications Newsletter
    • Pages: 1 - 4
      Abstract: Presents key events and topics in the global communications industry.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Industry and standards: creating an ecosystem of new initiatives and
           activities for industry and practitioners
    • Pages: 4 - 6
      Abstract: Presents the President's message for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Conference calendar
    • Pages: 8 - 8
      Abstract: Provides a notice of upcoming conference events of interest to practitioners and researchers.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Recent advances in green industrial networking [Guest Editorial]
    • Authors: Guangjie Han;Mohsen Guizani;Jaime Lloret;Hongyi Wu;Sammy Chan;Ammar Rayes;
      Pages: 14 - 15
      Abstract: The articles in this special section focus on green industrial networking. Due to the explosive increase in energy usage, it is essential that governmental and industrial institutions address this problem. Therefore, the development of green and low-carbon economy has recently become a hot issue in the industry. It is envisioned in such cases to meet the growing demands for industrial networking with limited resources. This is considered one of the challenges that needs to be addressed. Addressing such key problems will hopefully allow us to reach the realization of sustainable development. We believe that network technologies will be critical and will greatly contribute to achieving large-scale energy savings in all areas of industrial production. In addition, the role of green industrial networking technologies includes not only emission reduction and energy savings in products and services, but also enabling low-carbon emissions in other industries. To meet the requirement of low-carbon economic development, it is necessary to reduce the energy consumption of industrial networking. The need for green industrial networking technologies has been recognized as a challenge during the last few years by our research communities. However, many issues still remain to be addressed.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Green alarm systems driven by emergencies in industrial wireless sensor
    • Authors: Jun-Song Fu;Yun Liu;Han-Chieh Chao;Zhen-Jiang Zhang;
      Pages: 16 - 21
      Abstract: An alarm system is a fundamental application of IWSNs. Most of the existing literature focuses on reliability and quality of service of alarm systems. In addition, timeliness is another big concern for alarm systems considering the serious consequences of various emergencies. However, with the explosion of energy consumption, energy efficiency is becoming more and more important for IWSNs. Improving energy efficiency effectively without reducing other performance of alarm systems is a severe challenge. In this article, we design a novel green framework of alarm systems for the industrial field based on the IWSN. The proposed framework is composed of two parts, the IWSN and the security sector, which are connected through wireless links. The main responsibility of the IWSN is to monitor and track emergency and deliver the collected data to the security sector; the main responsibility of the security sector is to store and analyze the received data stream, and send requests to the IWSN. In IWSN, sleeping schedules and routing algorithms are designed carefully to improve the energy efficiency, reliability, and timeliness of alarm systems. Tracking emergencies and reducing redundant nodes are also necessary. The security sector stores and analyzes a data stream, and then evaluates an emergency situation. At last, the estimated emergency situation is used to trigger some corresponding actions to tackle the emergency.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Toxic gas boundary area detection in large-scale petrochemical plants with
           industrial wireless sensor networks
    • Authors: Lei Shu;Mithun Mukherjee;Xiaoling Wu;
      Pages: 22 - 28
      Abstract: Industrial WSNs are evolving to become the key interconnection between management and factory products in large-scale petrochemical plants. Apart from improved manufacturing, asset tracking, and robotic applications, toxic gas detection is one of the major issues in petrochemical plants, since toxic gas leakage can severely threaten the safety of first-line working staff. Continuous object detection, one of the major applications in WSNs, has become an important research topic in large-scale industry. This article overviews continuous object detection techniques that have emerged in recent years. Most of the research focuses on the estimation of the toxic gas boundary. However, an accurate boundary is less likely to be detected due to the nature (e.g., invisibility, fast movement, and changing shape) of toxic gas. Thus, it is essential to ensure the boundary area rather than only the boundary of the toxic gas. We propose a novel boundary area detection technique with planarization algorithms like RNG and GG. Exhaustive simulation studies enable us to find an optimal trade-off point between the cost of a number of deployed sensor nodes and the accuracy of the estimated toxic gas boundary area size.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Green and reliable software-defined industrial networks
    • Authors: Dong Li;Ming-Tuo Zhou;Peng Zeng;Ming Yang;Yan Zhang;Haibin Yu;
      Pages: 30 - 37
      Abstract: The FGIR calls for reliable, flexible, and green industrial networks to support intelligent manufacturing. This article proposes a new architecture of SDIN and then presents the related key technologies. The proposed architecture adopts an all-IP-based flat structure, and can adaptively reconfigure networks according to the dynamic change of product orders. The crucial technologies can guarantee real-time data transmission, enable plug-and-play, and support wireless access with seamless handover capability. Energy can be reduced significantly by optimizing routes and shutting down redundant production lines. Experimental results show that our solution can achieve highly reliable and deterministic packet delivery. With the adaptive configurations in the testbed, SDIN can consume 18 percent-less energy than traditional industrial networks.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Green industrial networking: recent advances, taxonomy, and open research
    • Authors: Ejaz Ahmed;Ibrar Yaqoob;Arif Ahmed;Abdullah Gani;Muhammad Imran;Sghaier Guizani;
      Pages: 38 - 45
      Abstract: The consciousness of environmental problems has attracted the industry's attention toward the reduction of unnecessary energy emission by enabling green industrial networking. The reduction of unnecessary energy emitted by industrial networks can be a possible solution to many environmental issues. Green industrial networking is in its infancy, and an overview of the domain is still lacking. In this article, we discuss recent advances in industrial and green networking paradigms to investigate the impact on global communities. We also classify the literature by devising a taxonomy based on networking technologies, machines, network types, topologies, field bus types, transmission media, and hierarchical levels. Moreover, we identify and discuss key enablers (adaptive links, resource-based energy conservation, energy-efficient scheduling, energy-aware systems, energy-aware proxying, energy-conservative approaches, and low-power wireless protocols) for green industrial networking. Furthermore, we discuss challenges that remain to be addressed as future research directions.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Key design of driving industry 4.0: joint energy-efficient deployment and
           scheduling in group-based industrial wireless sensor networks
    • Authors: Chun-Cheng Lin;Der-Jiunn Deng;Zheng-Yu Chen;Kwang-Cheng Chen;
      Pages: 46 - 52
      Abstract: In the Industry 4.0 framework based on IoT and smart manufacturing, it is essential to support factory automation and flexibility in harsh or dynamic industrial environments. State-of-the-art technology suggests building a controlled workspace using large-scale deployment of wireless sensors. To overcome the technological challenges in scalability and heterogeneity for large-scale industrial deployment, group-based industrial wireless sensor networks (GIWSNs) are suggested, in which wireless sensors are divided into multiple groups for multiple monitoring tasks, and each group of sensors is deployed densely within a subarea in a large plant or along a long production/assembly line, while connectivity between groups is required. As wireless sensors are equipped with batteries with limited power, it has been challenging to plan sleep schedules of sensors, which are influenced significantly by deployment of such a large-scale GIWSN. However, most previous works on wireless sensor networks independently investigated deployment and sleep scheduling problems, both of which have been shown to be NP-hard. Therefore, this work jointly considers deployment and sleep scheduling of sensors in a GIWSN along a production line. Via the theory of symmetries, we alleviate the computational concerns from multiple groups to one group and another medium-size group. Then we propose a hybrid harmony search and genetic algorithm, which incorporates deployment and sleep schedules to reduce energy consumption. Simulations verify this joint methodology to effectively achieve energy efficiency.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Embracing big data with compressive sensing: a green approach in
           industrial wireless networks
    • Authors: Linghe Kong;Daqiang Zhang;Zongjian He;Qiao Xiang;Jiafu Wan;Meixia Tao;
      Pages: 53 - 59
      Abstract: New-generation industries heavily rely on big data to improve their efficiency. Such big data are commonly collected by smart nodes and transmitted to the cloud via wireless. Due to the limited size of smart node, the shortage of energy is always a critical issue, and the wireless data transmission is extremely a big power consumer. Aiming to reduce the energy consumption in wireless, this article introduces a potential breach from data redundancy. If redundant data are no longer collected, a large amount of wireless transmissions can be cancelled and their energy saved. Motivated by this breach, this article proposes a compressive-sensing-based collection framework to minimize the amount of collection while guaranteeing data quality. This framework is verified by experiments and extensive realtrace- driven simulations.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Vehicular delay-tolerant networks for smart grid data management using
           mobile edge computing
    • Authors: Neeraj Kumar;Sherali Zeadally;Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues;
      Pages: 60 - 66
      Abstract: With the widespread popularity and usage of ICT around the world, there is increasing interest in replacing the traditional electric grid by the smart grid in the near future. Many smart devices exist in the smart grid environment. These devices may share their data with one another using the ICT-based infrastructure. The analysis of the data generated from various smart devices in the smart grid environment is one of the most challenging tasks to be performed as it varies with respect to parameters such as size, volume, velocity, and variety. The output of the data analysis needs to be transferred to the end users using various networks and smart appliances. But sometimes networks may become overloaded during such data transmissions to various smart devices. Consequently, significant delays may be incurred, which affect the overall performance of any implemented solution in this environment. We investigate the use of VDTNs as one of the solutions for data dissemination to various devices in the smart grid environment using mobile edge computing. VDTNs use the store-and-carry forward mechanism for message dissemination to various smart devices so that delays can be reduced during overloading and congestion situations in the core networks. As vehicles have high mobility, we propose mobile edge network support assisted by the cloud environment to manage the handoff and the processing of large data sets generated by various smart devices in the smart grid environment. In the proposed architecture, most of the computation for making decisions about charging and discharging is done by mobile devices such as vehicles located at the edge of the network (also called mobile edge computing). The computing and communication aspects are explored to analyze the impact of mobile edge computing on performance metrics such as message transmission delay, response time, and throughput to the end users using vehicles as the mobile nodes. Our empirical results demonstrate an improved -erformance 10-15 percent increase in throughput, 20 percent decrease in response time, and 10 percent decrease in the delay incurred with our proposed solution compared to existing state-ofthe- art solutions in the literature.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • On the design of green protocols for underwater sensor networks
    • Authors: Rodolfo W. L. Coutinho;Azzedine Boukerche;Luiz F. M. Vieira;Antonio A. F. Loureiro;
      Pages: 67 - 73
      Abstract: Underwater sensor networks have enabled a new era in scientific and industrial underwater monitoring and exploration applications. However, these networks are energy-constrained and, more problematically, energy-hungry, as a consequence of the use of underwater acoustic links. In this work, we thoroughly review potential techniques for greening underwater sensor networks. In a top-down approach, we discuss the principal design and challenges of the appealing highlighted techniques. We also exemplify their use by surveying recent proposals in underwater sensor networks. Finally, we describe potential future research directions for energy conservation in underwater networks.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Toward dynamic energy management for green manufacturing systems
    • Authors: Eunsung Oh;Sung-Yong Son;
      Pages: 74 - 79
      Abstract: The manufacturing industry is responsible for significant energy consumption, particularly in the form of electricity. From the perspective of the energy management system in manufacturing, reducing this consumption is not only a matter of exhibiting environmental responsibility, but also of substantially reducing the production cost. We discuss how dynamic energy management in manufacturing systems can not only solve the current technical issues in manufacturing, but can also aid in the integration of additional energy equipment into energy systems. We quantitatively estimate these potential savings through analysis of a simple manufacturing process. We also address a future research direction, wherein advanced manufacturing systems such as Industry 4.0 are deployed.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • SDN use cases for service provider networks: part 1 [Guest Editorial]
    • Authors: Ashwin Gumaste;Vishal Sharma;Deepak Kakadia;Jennifer Yates;Axel Clauberg;Mirko Voltolini;
      Pages: 80 - 81
      Abstract: Software defined networking (SDN) is being heralded as a major breakthrough for provisioning new services, commoditizing network hardware and reducing service provider capital and operational expenditures. Decoupling the control plane from the data plane has inherent advantages in terms of offering flexibility and presenting new service capabilities, but also presents operational and functional challenges. Such decoupling would create a new set of use cases, equipment, and network best practices that providers would have to imbibe in the near future. The key scope of this Feature Topic (FT) was to understand, from an implementation perspective, how SDNs can be implemented in very large networks using commodity gear or white boxes through use cases.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Short-Sighted Routing, or When Less is More
    • Authors: J. Legatheaux Martins;Nelson Campos;
      Pages: 82 - 88
      Abstract: Due to the high costs of wide area links, traffic engineering is frequently used to optimize wide area networks' performance. In recent years, architectures based on software defined networking approaches are being proposed as better ways of implementing network control and management. However, network optimization requires timely acquisition of statistics on network traffic demands by SDN controllers, as well as timely reconfiguration of network paths. Both goals may only be achieved with a scalable control plane. In this article, we present an approach meant to trade complexity and scalability of the control plane for routing optimality. Our experiments suggest that the performance of provider networks is nearly optimal, even when load balancing parameters have been computed using a slightly outdated vision of traffic demands. We named this approach short-sighted routing (SSR). Our results also show that performance optimality in many provider networks that use load balancing over several paths is not affected in a significant way by relaxing the timeliness of network traffic demands acquisition and the corresponding load balancing reconfiguration. This has allowed us to conclude that dynamic centralized network optimization and management, in accordance with an SDN approach, is also quite realistic in service provider networks.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • SDN for dynamic NFV deployment
    • Authors: Franco Callegati;Walter Cerroni;Chiara Contoli;Rossella Cardone;Matteo Nocentini;Antonio Manzalini;
      Pages: 89 - 95
      Abstract: This article reports a network functions virtualization proof of concept demonstrating the added value that dynamic software-defined networking control, coordinated with a flexible cloud management approach, brings to telco operators and service providers.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Central office re-architected as a data center
    • Authors: Larry Peterson;Ali Al-Shabibi;Tom Anshutz;Scott Baker;Andy Bavier;Saurav Das;Jonathan Hart;Guru Palukar;William Snow;
      Pages: 96 - 101
      Abstract: CORD is a new design of a telco central office that replaces closed and proprietary hardware with software running on commodity servers, switches, and access devices. It allows network operators to benefit from both the economies of scale (infrastructure constructed from a few commodity building blocks) and agility (the ability to rapidly deploy and elastically scale services) that commodity cloud providers enjoy today. This article introduces the CORD architecture and describes an open reference implementation of CORD that is available for evaluation.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Inter-domain networking innovation on steroids: empowering ixps with SDN
    • Authors: Marco Chiesa;Christoph Dietzel;Gianni Antichi;Marc Bruyere;Ignacio Castro;Mitch Gusat;Thomas King;Andrew W. Moore;Thanh Dang Nguyen;Philippe Owezarski;Steve Uhlig;Marco Canini;
      Pages: 102 - 108
      Abstract: While innovation in inter-domain routing has remained stagnant for over a decade, Internet exchange points (IXPs) are consolidating their role as economically advantageous interconnection points for reducing path latencies and exchanging ever increasing amounts of traffic. As such, IXPs appear as a natural place to foster network innovation and assess the benefits of SDN, a recent technological trend that has already boosted innovation within data center networks. In this article, we give a comprehensive overview of use cases for SDN at IXPs, which leverage the superior vantage point of an IXP to introduce advanced features like load balancing and DDoS mitigation. We discuss the benefits of SDN solutions by analyzing real-world data from one of the largest IXPs. We also leverage insights into IXP operations to shape benefits not only for members but also for operators.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Leveraging SDN to streamline metro network operations
    • Authors: Joshua Reich;Sheryl L. Woodward;Ankitkumar N Patel;Balagangadhar G. Bathula;Weiyi Zhang;Angela Chiu;
      Pages: 109 - 115
      Abstract: The confluence of two recent technological trends - the maturation of ROADM technology and the rise of SDN - has produced the perfect opportunity to streamline carrier metro network operations through the use of automation. This article introduces readers to the carrier metro network and describes the challenges of automating carrier metro network operations. To this end, we illustrate both the inherent complexity of today's metro network and the legacy processes that have been put in place to manage this complexity. Our discussion covers the essential details regarding current practices in metro network operation, and touches on the economic and technical factors that have contributed to these processes remaining in place for so long. We explain how the application of lean methodology can streamline and automate metro network processes - enabling carriers to reduce work in progress, thereby simultaneously decreasing both operational expenditures and time to market.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Emerging transport SDN architecture and use cases
    • Authors: Christopher Janz;Lyndon Ong;Karthik Sethuraman;Vishnu Shukla;
      Pages: 116 - 121
      Abstract: SDN and virtualization promise to simplify transport network control, while adding management flexibility and allowing the rapid development of new services by enabling programmatic control of transport networks and equipment. A consensus transport SDN (T-SDN) architecture using standards- based system inter-component interfaces further enables flexible composition of functionally unified systems from among vendor-diverse software and hardware components. In this article we discuss the high-level reference T-SDN architecture emerging from early experience, standards, and related industry activities, with attention paid to critical standards-based system interface methodologies. We examine key T-SDN use cases including service bandwidth on demand, virtual transport network services, and multi-layer control convergence and resource optimization.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • An SDN/NFV telco operator platform for video broadcasting
    • Authors: Valeria D'Amico;Alfio Lombardo;Marcello Melita;Corrado Rametta;Giovanni Schembra;
      Pages: 122 - 128
      Abstract: In the last few years, SDN and NFV have introduced a new way to design, deploy, and manage networking and application services in telecommunications networks. In this context, this article presents an SDN/NFV-based platform for telco operators who intend to enter the market of video broadcasting service providers. The proposed platform allows telco operators to achieve deployment simplification and management cost reduction to support big/small live streaming content providers, and even unusual video broadcasters, in transmitting video flows to a number of interested users that can be either fixed or mobile, without the need to adopt a dedicated and expensive data delivery infrastructure. The design of the architecture proposed in this article is the result of a cooperative work realized by Telecom Italia, the University of Catania, and Wave Joint Open Lab (JOL), representing three of the most important roles in the evolution process of telecommunications networks toward network softwarization, that is, telco operator, academia, and research lab. Besides an operational and functional description of the proposed architecture, the article discusses implementation aspects of the platform, by introducing a proof of concept that has been realized on the JOLNet platform, a nationwide Italian SDN experimental network developed by Telecom Italia to interconnect its JOL labs with a large-scale geographical facility, with the aim of carrying on research and experimentations on SDN technologies and applications.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Evolving to an SDN-enabled isp backbone: key technologies and applications
    • Authors: Martin Birk;Gagan Choudhury;Bruce Cortez;Alvin Goddard;Narayan Padi;Aswatnarayan Raghuram;Kathy Tse;Simon Tse;Andrew Wallace;Kang Xi;
      Pages: 129 - 135
      Abstract: Software-defined networking provides a promising approach to build and operate high-performance networks with high efficiency and affordable cost. While SDN is of great importance to ISPs, it is infeasible to replace the entire existing infrastructure with a clean slate of SDN design. Most early SDN practices concentrate on small-scale greenfield designs. Here, we focus on mission-critical large-scale backbone networks, and discuss the key technologies and applications for ISPs' SDN adoption. Taking an evolutionary viewpoint, we discuss strategies and approaches to integrate SDN capabilities with traditional technologies to achieve the high-performance traffic engineering, fast service provisioning, and rapid failure restoration required for existing network operations.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Military communications [Guest Editorial]
    • Authors: Torliev Maseng;
      Pages: 136 - 136
      Abstract: Software-defined networking (SDN) is an approach to computer networking that allows network administrators to manage network services through abstraction of higher-level functionality. This is done to achieve more centralized control and standardized interfaces. This is useful for military networks and is addressed in two articles in this Feature Topic on military communications The article by Wrona et al. gives an introduction to a variation of attribute-based access control, developed by the NATO Communications and Information Agency, referred to as content-based protection and release (CPR). The majority of the article then goes on to consider cross-layer enforcement of CPR policies in SDN, including a proof-ofconcept implementation. The topic of content-based security is highly relevant and likely of interest to many readers.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Content-based security and protected core networking with software-defined
    • Authors: Konrad Wrona;Sander Oudkerk;Sebastian Szwaczyk;Marek Amanowicz;
      Pages: 138 - 144
      Abstract: Successful execution of future network-centric military operations relies on effective enforcement of both need-to-know and responsibility- to-share principles. In modern military missions and coalitions, which have an increasingly agile character, a promising solution is to enforce security policies based on the properties of individual information objects - we call this approach content-based security. This article discusses the enforcement of content-based security policies at the different layers of the TCP/ IP model, and introduces a proof-of-concept implementation of a content-based protection and release mechanism in a software-defined networking environment. Our aim is to provide consistent enforcement of security policies across multiple system layers and multiple security dimensions (confidentiality, integrity, and availability). The results of an analysis of a concrete example of a software-defined network emulated in Mininet are encouraging and confirm the effectiveness of our approach with respect to improving protection of data in transit. The work presented in this article offers a basis for further research in this area.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Group-centric networking: addressing information sharing requirements at
           the tactical edge
    • Authors: Bow-Nan Cheng;Greg Kuperman;Patricia Deutsch;Logan Mercer;Aradhana Narula-Tam;
      Pages: 145 - 151
      Abstract: In recent years, there has been a large push in the U.S. Department of Defense to move to an all-IP infrastructure, particularly on the tactical edge. IP and associated protocols were designed primarily for wired networks tied to fixed infrastructure. Although extensions to support MANET have received decades of research, in practice, there are few successful implementations. Challenges include handling mobility, managing lossy links, and scaling to large numbers of users. Unfortunately, these are the exact conditions military tactical edge networks must operate within: high mobility, high loss, and large numbers of users. To address the needs and particular challenges of military tactical edge information sharing requirements, we consider a new class of networking approaches called group-centric networks that focuses on dynamic and resilient formation of interest groups. The structure of tactical networks limits the majority of collaboration and network traffic to within a group of users that share a set of common interests (i.e., platoons, 4-ships, etc.). These groups are formed either prior to the mission or on the fly with only a minor amount of traffic flowing outside of these groups. Group-centric networking approaches can help connect users in military tactical edge networks. In addition, we also discuss an instantiation of a group-centric network protocol called Group Centric Networking (GCN), compare GCN against a traditional MANET routing approach on a 90-node Android mobile phone testbed, and discuss implications for tactical edge users.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Toward software-defined battlefield networking
    • Authors: Jeferson Nobre;Denis Rosario;Cristiano Both;Eduardo Cerqueira;Mario Gerla;
      Pages: 152 - 157
      Abstract: Battlefield networking (BN) considers each network entity as a network in itself, composed of several communication technologies usually interconnected by multiple satellites. In this context, we must consider the intrinsic properties of military contexts to apply SDN in BN to get more flexibility and programmability in network-centric operations. For instance, BN considers several communication technologies, as well as the distinct application requirements on the traffic transmitted over BN in terms of QoS and security features in dynamic environments, where flexible network-centric operations are mandatory. In this article, we define an SDBN architecture that adapts SDN technology to BN, enabling SDNbased applications, methods, and policies. To the best of our knowledge, the proposed architecture in this article is the first one aimed at integrating BN and SDN into dynamic and heterogeneous network-centric environments.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Estimating KPIs in deployed heterogeneous networks
    • Authors: Aleksi Marttinen;Timo-Pekka Heikkinen;Per Carlen;Marko Luoma;Markus Peuhkuri;Jukka Manner;Riku Jantti;
      Pages: 158 - 165
      Abstract: In tactical missions, seamless and effective communication is crucial for mission success. For future deployed networks, the user experience can be improved with proper resource allocation mechanisms, taking into consideration quality of service characteristics of the traffic. Such a resource allocation method requires knowledge of the key performance indicators of the communication path. In this article, we present a framework for the key performance indicator estimation service for deployed heterogeneous networks. Our proposal utilizes several different approaches for measuring key performance indicators. Several mechanisms are used to improve the accuracy and reliability of the service. We also discuss the lessons learned during the key performance indicator estimation service implementation and the validation process.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Integrated circuits for communications [Series Editorial]
    • Authors: Charles Chien;Zhiwei Xu;
      Pages: 166 - 166
      Abstract: In this issue of Topics in Integrated Circuits for Communications, the first article continues the theme from our last issue in April on the role of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) in the digitization of analog information for efficient high-speed data links. Then the second article highlights recent progress in the integrated circuits design of communication payloads in spacecraft aimed at future deep space exploration.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • CMOS ADC-based receivers for high-speed electrical and optical links
    • Authors: Samuel Palermo;Sebastian Hoyos;Ayman Shafik;Ehsan Zhian Tabasy;Shengchang Cai;Shiva Kiran;Keytaek Lee;
      Pages: 168 - 175
      Abstract: CMOS ADC-based serial link receivers enable powerful digital equalization and symbol detection techniques for high data rate operation over electrical and optical wireline channels. Common ADC architectures and equalization techniques that allow 10 Gb/s and higher operation are surveyed in this article. As time-interleaving is most often employed to achieve these high sampling rates, the associated errors and calibration techniques are presented. The impact of ADC quantization noise on receiver performance and how this can be improved via embedded partial analog equalization are detailed. A description of a 65 nm CMOS hybrid ADC-based receiver architecture that employs a 3-tap analog FFE embedded inside a 6-bit asynchronous successive approximation register (SAR) ADC and a per-symbol dynamically enabled digital equalizer operating at 10 Gb/s concludes the discussion.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • CMOS system-on-chip techniques in millimeter-wave/THz instruments and
           communications for planetary exploration
    • Authors: Adrian Tang;Theodore Reck;Goutam Chattopadhyay;
      Pages: 176 - 182
      Abstract: This article discusses the applicability of system- on-chip communication and radar and spectrometer millimeter-wave and terahertz solutions to the exploration of planets and moons in the outer solar system. Specifically discussed are techniques and calibration approaches on how to deal with the harsh deep space environment including temperature and radiation effects, as well as monitoring component and system health and reliability.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Are we approaching the fundamental limits of wireless network
    • Authors: Jeffrey G. Andrews;Xinchen Zhang;Gregory D. Durgin;Abhishek K. Gupta;
      Pages: 184 - 190
      Abstract: The single most important factor enabling the data rate increases in wireless networks over the past few decades has been densification, namely adding more base stations and access points and thus getting more spatial reuse of the spectrum. This trend is set to continue into 5G and beyond. However, at some point further densification will no longer be able to provide exponentially increasing data rates. Like the end of Moore’s Law, this will have extensive implications for the entire technology landscape, which depends ever more heavily on wireless connectivity. When and why will this happen? How might we delay this from occurring for as long as possible? These are the questions explored in this article.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
  • Advertisers' index
    • Pages: 192 - 192
      Abstract: Presents the index of advertisers in this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: October 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 10 (2016)
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