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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 123, SJR: 1.337, h-index: 85)
Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.824, h-index: 16)
Autonomous Mental Development, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Bell Labs Technical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.411, h-index: 26)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.462, h-index: 14)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.184, h-index: 118)
Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.314, h-index: 53)
Canadian J. of Electrical and Computer Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.119, h-index: 14)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.189, h-index: 6)
Communications and Networks, J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.364, h-index: 23)
Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.638, h-index: 14)
Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Computer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43, SJR: 0.717, h-index: 112)
Computing in Science & Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.579, h-index: 40)
Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.83, h-index: 75)
Embedded Systems Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.63, h-index: 8)
Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 2.458, h-index: 139)
Haptics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.808, h-index: 19)
IEEE Access     Open Access   (Followers: 43)
IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 91, SJR: 0.402, h-index: 35)
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.134, h-index: 13)
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.757, h-index: 57)
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.499, h-index: 54)
IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.737, h-index: 32)
IEEE Communications Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.19, h-index: 96)
IEEE Communications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43, SJR: 3.196, h-index: 144)
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 3.561, h-index: 52)
IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 2.066, h-index: 26)
IEEE Computer Architecture Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.871, h-index: 14)
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 62)
IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
IEEE Control Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52)
IEEE Design & Test     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
IEEE Distributed Systems Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.577, h-index: 41)
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
IEEE Electron Device Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.191, h-index: 105)
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Engineering Management Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.11, h-index: 9)
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.481, h-index: 46)
IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36, SJR: 2.105, h-index: 27)
IEEE Industry Applications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.67, h-index: 36)
IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.245, h-index: 26)
IEEE Intelligent Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.941, h-index: 79)
IEEE Internet Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.044, h-index: 79)
IEEE J. of Biomedical and Health Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.157, h-index: 61)
IEEE J. of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
IEEE J. of Oceanic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.687, h-index: 63)
IEEE J. of Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.594, h-index: 98)
IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 2.588, h-index: 114)
IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 2.705, h-index: 45)
IEEE J. of Solid-State Circuits     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 3.574, h-index: 144)
IEEE J. of the Electron Devices Society     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
IEEE J. of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IEEE J. on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE J. on Selected Areas in Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 3.335, h-index: 165)
IEEE Latin America Transactions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.162, h-index: 7)
IEEE Life Sciences Letters     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Micro     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.506, h-index: 67)
IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.915, h-index: 87)
IEEE Microwave Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.59, h-index: 41)
IEEE Multimedia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.639, h-index: 47)
IEEE Nanotechnology Express     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Network     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.796, h-index: 80)
IEEE Pervasive Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.923, h-index: 69)
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.805, h-index: 111)
IEEE Potentials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.153, h-index: 18)
IEEE Power and Energy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.671, h-index: 45)
IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems J.     Open Access  
IEEE Power Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.1, h-index: 3)
IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 1.09, h-index: 51)
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.588, h-index: 44)
IEEE Sensors J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73, SJR: 0.733, h-index: 56)
IEEE Signal Processing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.016, h-index: 82)
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 50, SJR: 1.831, h-index: 106)
IEEE Software     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 59, SJR: 0.842, h-index: 72)
IEEE Spectrum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 116, SJR: 0.191, h-index: 48)
IEEE Systems J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.034, h-index: 17)
IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Magazine     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.348, h-index: 17)
IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.598, h-index: 52)
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.837, h-index: 118)
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.46, h-index: 54)
IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 2.992, h-index: 175)
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.287, h-index: 35)
IEEE Transactions on Big Data     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.876, h-index: 29)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.47, h-index: 124)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.406, h-index: 68)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.932, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 2.035, h-index: 150)
IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.71, h-index: 50)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.77, h-index: 83)
IEEE Transactions on Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.768, h-index: 81)
IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.731, h-index: 69)
IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 87)
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.866, h-index: 36)
IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.785, h-index: 45)
IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.635, h-index: 71)
IEEE Transactions on Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.205, h-index: 44)
IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Capability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.199, h-index: 58)
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.451, h-index: 122)
IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.366, h-index: 36)
IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 2.532, h-index: 103)
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.673, h-index: 57)
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 3.102, h-index: 111)
IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 3.59, h-index: 119)
IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.98, h-index: 169)
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 2.666, h-index: 39)
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.407, h-index: 46)
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 3.397, h-index: 192)
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.788, h-index: 67)
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.533, h-index: 65)
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.763, h-index: 103)
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.624, h-index: 83)
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 2.081, h-index: 143)
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 2.019, h-index: 133)
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 2.258, h-index: 80)
IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.256, h-index: 77)
IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.396, h-index: 37)
IEEE Transactions On Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.713, h-index: 50)
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.502, h-index: 14)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.663, h-index: 128)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.497, h-index: 85)
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.778, h-index: 84)
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.252, h-index: 78)
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 6.594, h-index: 221)
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.537, h-index: 74)
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.92, h-index: 105)
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 2.866, h-index: 128)
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 3.293, h-index: 144)
IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.733, h-index: 27)
IEEE Transactions on Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.425, h-index: 55)
IEEE Transactions on Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 2.626, h-index: 77)
IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.474, h-index: 48)
IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 2.817, h-index: 162)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.033, h-index: 70)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.436, h-index: 7)
IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.887, h-index: 86)
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.807, h-index: 100)
IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.624, h-index: 69)
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.402, h-index: 78)
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 2.722, h-index: 118)
IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.924, h-index: 21)
IEEE Wireless Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 3.83, h-index: 98)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.72, h-index: 35)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.042, h-index: 124)
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.671, h-index: 74)
Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 2.911, h-index: 130)
Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.351, h-index: 115)
Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.76, h-index: 10)
IT Professional     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.303, h-index: 25)
J. of Display Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.984, h-index: 34)
J. of Lightwave Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.01, h-index: 134)
J. of Microelectromechanical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.972, h-index: 104)
Learning Technologies, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.982, h-index: 18)
Magnetics Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.624, h-index: 7)
Nanotechnology Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.192, h-index: 7)
Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.309, h-index: 16)
Optical Communications and Networking, IEEE/OSA J. of     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.83, h-index: 22)
Photonics J., IEEE     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.767, h-index: 20)
Photovoltaics, IEEE J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.378, h-index: 12)
Proceedings of the IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 1.951, h-index: 178)
Pulse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.485, h-index: 59)
Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.632, h-index: 19)
Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.176, h-index: 27)
Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.072, h-index: 35)
Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.674, h-index: 111)
Solid-State Circuits Magazine, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 2.826, h-index: 24)
Terahertz Science and Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.32, h-index: 16)
Wireless Communications Letters IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.258, h-index: 9)
Women in Engineering Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, 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: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Global Communications Newsletter (May 2016)
    • Pages: 1 - 4
      Abstract: Presents key events and topics in the global communications industry.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Table of contents
    • Pages: 1 - 2
      Abstract: Presents the table of contents for this issue of the periodical.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • 5G perspective [The President's Page]
    • Pages: 4 - 5
      Abstract: Presents the President's message for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Book reviews [2 Books Reviewed]
    • Pages: 6 - 6
      Abstract: The following books are reviewed: From Mathematics to Generic Programming (By Alexander A. Stepanov and Daniel E. Rose, 2015) and Complex Networks: An Algorithmic Perspective (By Kayhan Erciyes, 2015)
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Conference calendar
    • Pages: 8 - 10
      Abstract: Presents the COMSOC calendar of events.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Society members named to IEEE fellow grade [Society News]
    • Pages: 12 - 17
      Abstract: Presents a listing of the Communications Society candidates announced for board of governors election.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Wireless communications, networking, and positioning with unmanned aerial
           vehicles [Guest Editorial]
    • Pages: 24 - 25
      Abstract: Enabled by the advances in computing, communication, and sensing as well as the miniaturization of devices, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) such as balloons, quadcopters, and gliders have been receiving significant attention in the research community. Indeed, UAVs have become an integral component in several critical applications such as border surveillance, disaster response, traffic monitoring, and the transportation of goods, medicine, and first aid. More recently, new possibilities of UAVs for commercial applications and public service have emerged, with the potential to dramatically change the way in which we lead our daily lives. For instance, in 2013, Amazon announced a research and development initiative focused on its next-generation Prime Air delivery service. The goal of this service is to deliver packages into customers' hands in 30 minutes or less using small UAVs. The past couple of years have been pivotal in bringing UAV research to fruition as corroborated by an unprecedented proliferation of personal drones, such as the Phantom and Inspire from DJI, the AR and Bebop from Parrot, and the Solo from 3D Robotics.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Designing and implementing future aerial communication networks
    • Pages: 26 - 34
      Abstract: Providing "connectivity from the sky" is the new innovative trend in wireless communications. High and low altitude platforms, drones, aircrafts, and airships are being considered as candidates for deploying wireless communications complementing the terrestrial communication infrastructure. In this article we report the detailed account of the design and implementation challenges of an aerial network consisting of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) base stations. In particular, we review achievements and innovations harnessed by an aerial network composed of Helikite platforms. Helikites can be raised in the sky to bring Internet access during special events and in the aftermath of an emergency. The trial phase of the system mounting LTE-A technology onboard Helikites to serve users on the ground yielded very encouraging results, and showed that such a system could offer a longer lasting solution, provided that inefficiency in powering the radio frequency equipment in the Helikite can be overcome.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Wireless communications with unmanned aerial vehicles: opportunities and
    • Pages: 36 - 42
      Abstract: Wireless communication systems that include unmanned aerial vehicles promise to provide cost-effective wireless connectivity for devices without infrastructure coverage. Compared to terrestrial communications or those based on high-altitude platforms, on-demand wireless systems with low-altitude UAVs are in general faster to deploy, more flexibly reconfigured, and likely to have better communication channels due to the presence of short-range line-of-sight links. However, the utilization of highly mobile and energy-constrained UAVs for wireless communications also introduces many new challenges. In this article, we provide an overview of UAV-aided wireless communications, by introducing the basic networking architecture and main channel characteristics, highlighting the key design considerations as well as the new opportunities to be exploited.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • LTE in the sky: trading off propagation benefits with interference costs
           for aerial nodes
    • Pages: 44 - 50
      Abstract: The popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles has exploded over the last few years, urgently demanding solutions to transfer large amounts of data from the UAV to the ground. Conversely, a control channel to the UAV is desired, in order to safely operate these vehicles remotely. This article analyzes the use of LTE for realizing this downlink data and uplink control. By means of measurements and simulations, we study the impact of interference and path loss when transmitting data to and from the UAV. Two scenarios are considered in which UAVs act as either base stations transmitting in downlink or UEs transmitting in uplink, and their impact on the respective downlink and uplink performance of an LTE ground network is analyzed. Both measurements and simulations are used to quantify such impact for a range of scenarios with varying altitude, distance from the base station, or UAV density. The measurement sets show that signal-to-interference ratio decreases up to 7 dB for UAVs at 150 m compared to ground users. Simulation results show that a UAV density of 10/km2 gives an average degradation of the signal-to-interference ratio of more than 6 dB. It is concluded that interference is going to be a major limiting factor when LTE enabled UAVs are introduced, and that strong technical solutions will have to be found.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • On the importance of link characterization for aerial wireless sensor
    • Pages: 52 - 57
      Abstract: Characterization of communication links in aerial wireless sensor networks (AWSNs) is of paramount importance for achieving acceptable network performance. Protocols based on an inaccurate communication model may exhibit inconsistent behavior due to link degradation not considered during the design stage. It is thus necessary to account for factors that affect link performance in real deployments. This article details observations from experimental research in the existing literature to characterize the behavior of communication links in AWSNs. The contributions of this article are two-fold. First, we consider research carried out on low-power low-data rate Zigbee-compliant radios and observe common denominator characteristics such as environmental factors, antenna orientation, and the multi-path fading effect due to ground reflections as major contributors to link degradation in AWSNs. We analyze these common denominator characteristics and perform an experimental assessment of their relative importance. Second, based on these observations, we recommend measures that can help alleviate the effect of these potential sources of performance degradation in AWSNs in order to achieve significantly improved network performance.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • A green strategic activity scheduling for UAV networks: A sub-modular game
    • Pages: 58 - 64
      Abstract: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were initially developed for military monitoring and surveillance tasks but found several interesting applications in the civilian domain. A promising application/technology is to use drone small cells (DSCs) to expand wireless communication coverage on demand. Rapid deployment along with limited operating costs are key factors that boost the development of DSCs for both military and civilian utilizations. DSCs are rapidly deployable to provide connectivity for temporary users (e.g. attendees of festivals, sporting events, or seminars), or over disaster areas to replace damaged communication infrastructure. UAVs are battery-powered, which makes energy consumption optimization a critical issue for acceptable performance, high availability, and an economically viable DCS deployment. In this article we focus on the scheduling of beaconing periods as an efficient means of energy consumption optimization. The conducted study provides a sub-modular game perspective of the problem and investigates its structural properties. We also provide a learning algorithm that ensures convergence of the considered UAV network with its unique Nash equilibrium operating point. Finally, we conduct extensive numerical investigations to assist our claims about the energy efficiency of the strategic beaconing policy (at Nash equilibrium).
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Enabling UAV cellular with millimeter-wave communication: potentials and
    • Pages: 66 - 73
      Abstract: To support high data rate urgent or ad hoc communications, we consider mmWave UAV cellular networks and the associated challenges and solutions. To enable fast beamforming training and tracking, we first investigate a hierarchical structure of beamforming codebooks and design of hierarchical codebooks with different beam widths via sub-array techniques. We next examine the Doppler effect as a result of UAV movement and find that the Doppler effect may not be catastrophic when high gain directional transmission is used. We further explore the use of mmWave spatial-division multiple access and demonstrate its clear advantage in improving the cellular network capacity. We also explore different ways of dealing with signal blockage and point out that possible adaptive UAV cruising algorithms would be necessary to counteract signal blockage. Finally, we identify a close relationship between UAV positioning and directional mmWave user discovery, where update of the former may directly impact the latter and vice versa.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • LTE-advanced pro: part 1 [Guest Editorial]
    • Pages: 74 - 75
      Abstract: Long Term Evolution (LTE) has become the most successful mobile wireless broadband technology, serving over one billion users as of the beginning of 2016. However, looking at the penetration rate, LTE serves only 14.5 percent of the current 7.3 billion mobile subscriptions. Consequently, there is still significant room for LTE to grow as a mobile technology; it will be serving users for a long time to come.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Society in motion: challenges for LTE and beyond mobile communications
    • Pages: 76 - 83
      Abstract: Tomorrow's society will see hosts of people constantly on the move, commuting between home and work, meeting up with family and friends or visiting shopping centers and leisure facilities. While on their way, these people use mobile devices to connect to the Internet, utilizing journey time for work-related tasks, entertainment, or socializing in online communities. Current fourth generation cellular networks are, however, not designed to efficiently serve large numbers of comparatively high-mobility users, often causing insufficient service quality while on the move. Machine-type communication will cause further aggravation, with wirelessly connected sensors that constantly monitor/record our environment, and vehicles that autonomously exchange traffic- and safety-relevant information. In this article, we highlight challenges that must be addressed by future mobile communications to enable efficient support of large numbers of highly mobile users in networks that are crowded with quasi-static (nomadic) users. We survey existing solutions and put special emphasis on open issues and competing priorities.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Mobile network architecture evolution toward 5G
    • Pages: 84 - 91
      Abstract: As a chain is as strong as its weakest element, so are the efficiency, flexibility, and robustness of a mobile network, which relies on a range of different functional elements and mechanisms. Indeed, the mobile network architecture needs particular attention when discussing the evolution of 3GPP EPS because it is the architecture that integrates the many different future technologies into one mobile network. This article discusses 3GPP EPS mobile network evolution as a whole, analyzing specific architecture properties that are critical in future 3GPP EPS releases. In particular, this article discusses the evolution toward a "network of functions," network slicing, and software-defined mobile network control, management, and orchestration. Furthermore, the roadmap for the future evolution of 3GPP EPS and its technology components is detailed and relevant standards defining organizations are listed.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Massive carrier aggregation in LTE-advanced pro: impact on uplink control
           information and corresponding enhancements
    • Pages: 92 - 97
      Abstract: 3GPP began standardization of carrier aggregation (CA) in LTE-A Rel. 10 to combine up to five component carriers (CCs) for facilitating wider transmission bandwidth of 100 MHz. Further enhancements followed in Rel. 11 and Rel. 12 to enable features such as aggregation of carriers between time-division duplex (TDD) and frequency-division duplex (FDD) frame structures. In LTE-A Pro Rel. 13, massive CA enhancements were defined to combine more than five CCs with the initial focus on the downlink. While the benefits of CA have been evident, operating an even larger number of downlink carriers results in increased overhead on the uplink as there is a need to send the combined control information for all the CCs. In this article we give an overview of the standardized enhancements, their impact on uplink control information overhead and its transmission, new control channel formats and their link level investigation in 3GPP-defined simulation assumptions.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Rate splitting for MIMO wireless networks: a promising PHY-layer strategy
           for LTE evolution
    • Pages: 98 - 105
      Abstract: MIMO processing plays a central part in the recent increase in spectral and energy efficiencies of wireless networks. MIMO has grown beyond the original point-to-point channel and nowadays refers to a diverse range of centralized and distributed deployments. The fundamental bottleneck toward enormous spectral and energy efficiency benefits in multiuser MIMO networks lies in a huge demand for accurate CSIT. This has become increasingly difficult to satisfy due to the increasing number of antennas and access points in next generation wireless networks relying on dense heterogeneous networks and transmitters equipped with a large number of antennas. CSIT inaccuracy results in a multi-user interference problem that is the primary bottleneck of MIMO wireless networks. Looking backward, the problem has been to strive to apply techniques designed for perfect CSIT to scenarios with imperfect CSIT. In this article, we depart from this conventional approach and introduce readers to a promising strategy based on rate-splitting. Rate-splitting relies on the transmission of common and private messages, and is shown to provide significant benefits in terms of spectral and energy efficiencies, reliability, and CSI feedback overhead reduction over conventional strategies used in LTE-A and exclusively relying on private message transmissions. Open problems, the impact on standard specifications, and operational challenges are also discussed.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Green communications and computing networks [Series Editorial]
    • Pages: 106 - 107
      Abstract: Under the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Conferences of the Parties (COPs), the United Nations Climate Change Conferences have been held yearly to evaluate the progress in dealing with climate change since 1995, when COP 1 was held in Berlin, Germany. COP20, in Lima, Peru in December 2014, reached an agreement that urged all countries to achieve their greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets by 31 March 2015. This information is called an Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC). With the deadline of 31 March 2015 already passed, only 35 of the 193 countries had published their INDCs. After solid and united global efforts, from 30 November to 12 December 2015, COP 21 was held in Paris, France, when, in a historical breakthrough and milestone toward securing the future Earth, a global agreement on the reduction of climate change was agreed upon by representatives of more than 193 countries in attendance. According to the COP21 Organizing Committee, the agreement was to limit global warming to well below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels. By 12 December 2015, 160 INDCs had been submitted, and on February 04, 2016, Nepal confirmed the 161st INDC, which together represented 188 countries. The requirement that the agreement would become legally binding is that at least 55 countries, which jointly represent at least 55 percent of global greenhouse emissions, have to sign the agreement in New York between 22 April 2016 (Earth Day) and 21 April 2017, and also adopt it within their own legal systems. Readers may find some detailed information from the sixth United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report, which was available in 2015 [1].
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Solar powered cellular base stations: current scenario, issues and
           proposed solutions
    • Pages: 108 - 114
      Abstract: The increasing deployment of cellular networks across the globe has brought two issues to the forefront: the energy cost of running these networks and the associated environmental impact. Also, most of the recent growth in cellular networks has been in developing countries, where the unavailability of reliable electricity grids forces operators to use sources like diesel generators for power, which not only increases operating costs but also contributes to pollution. Cellular base stations powered by renewable energy sources such as solar power have emerged as one of the promising solutions to these issues. This article presents an overview of the state-of- the-art in the design and deployment of solar powered cellular base stations. The article also discusses current challenges in the deployment and operation of such base stations and some of the proposed solutions.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Toward software defined smart home
    • Pages: 116 - 122
      Abstract: In recent years, the smart home field has caught wide attention and witnessed rapid development. Smart devices, continuously increasing in number, make user management and implementation more difficult while promoting the development of the smart home. How to design an efficient smart home management platform is one of the great challenges the current smart home field faces. This article refers to the core idea of SDN, and proposed the software defined smart home platform, SDSH for short. The design features of virtualization, openness, and centralization can effectively integrate the heterogeneous network devices in the smart home platform, and flexibly adapt to the great difference between family scenes and user demands. At the same time, this article brings up the core technology of SDSH, and discusses the application value of the four core technologies and the new challenges the current technology is facing in a smart home scenario. In the end, regarding the SDSH application scenarios, this article analyzes the household experience innovation brought by this kind of smart home management platform, and the opportunities and challenges the SDSH platform faces.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • SDN@home: A method for controlling future wireless home networks
    • Pages: 123 - 131
      Abstract: Recent advances in wireless networking technologies are leading toward the proliferation of novel home network applications. However, the landscape of emerging scenarios is fragmented due to their varying technological requirements and the heterogeneity of current wireless technologies. We argue that the development of flexible software-defined wireless architectures, including such efforts as the wireless MAC processor, coupled with SDN concepts, will enable the support of both emerging and future home applications. In this article, we first identify problems with managing current home networks composed of separate network segments governed by different technologies. Second, we point out the flaws of current approaches to provide interoperability of these technologies. Third, we present a vision of a software-defined multi-technology network architecture (SDN@home) and demonstrate how a future home gateway (SDN controller) can directly and dynamically program network devices. Finally, we define a new type of flexibility enabled by SDN@home. Wireless protocols and features are no longer tied to specific technologies but can be used by general-purpose wireless SDN devices. This permits satisfaction of the requirements demanded by home owners and service providers under heterogeneous network conditions.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Index modulated OFDM for underwater acoustic communications
    • Pages: 132 - 137
      Abstract: UWA channels exhibit time-varying multipath characteristics. To this end, OFDM is well known for its robustness against multipath channels but is prone to ICI induced by time variation. More recently, inspired by spatial modulation, the so-called IM-OFDM has also been proposed to provide higher system throughput than plain OFDM under certain conditions. A key feature of IM-OFDM is that partial subcarriers are kept inactive. This could potentially improve system performance in the presence of ICI. Leveraging on this, we are the first to propose IM-OFDM for UWA communications. On the other hand, however, we realize that ICI could potentially lead to energy leakage from active subcarriers to inactive ones, and impair the demodulation of IM-OFDM. In this article, we introduce IM-OFDM for UWA communications and propose a hybrid IM-OFDM scheme with improved spectral efficiency. We then review existing ICI self-cancellation techniques for generic OFDM, and propose a new ICI cancellation method for IM-OFDM.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • The tactile internet: vision, recent progress, and open challenges
    • Pages: 138 - 145
      Abstract: The advent of commercially available remote-presence robots may be the precursor of an age of technological convergence, where important tasks of our everyday life will be increasingly done by robots. A very low roundtrip latency in conjunction with ultra-high reliability and essentially guaranteed availability for control communications has the potential to move today's mobile broadband experience into the new world of the Tactile Internet for a race with (rather than against) machines. To facilitate a better understanding of the Tactile Internet, this article first elaborates on the commonalities and subtle differences between the Tactile Internet and the Internet of Things and 5G vision. After briefly reviewing its anticipated impact on society and infrastructure requirements, we then provide an up-to-date survey of recent progress and enabling technologies proposed for the Tactile Internet. Given that scaling up research in the area of future wired and wireless access networks will be essential for the Tactile Internet, we pay particular attention to the latency and reliability performance gains of fiber-wireless (FiWi) enhanced LTE-Advanced heterogeneous networks and their role for emerging cloudlets, mobile-edge computing, and cloud robotics. Finally, we conclude by outlining remaining open challenges for the Tactile Internet.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Cellular communications on license-exempt spectrum
    • Pages: 146 - 153
      Abstract: A traditional cellular system (e.g., LTE) operates only on licensed spectrum. This article describes the concept of cellular communications on both licensed and license-exempt/unlicensed spectrum under a unified architecture. The purpose of extending a cellular system into the bandwidth-rich license-exempt spectrum is to form a larger cellular network for both spectrum types. This would result in an ultimate mobile converged cellular network. This article examines the benefits of this concept and the technical challenges, and provides a conceptual LTE-based design example that demonstrates how a traditional cellular system like LTE can adapt itself to a different spectrum type, conform to the regulatory requirements, and harmoniously coexist with the incumbent systems such as WiFi. In order to cope with the interference and regulatory rules on license-exempt spectrum, a special medium access mechanism is introduced into the existing LTE transmission frame structure to exploit the full benefits of coordinated and managed cellular architecture.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Device-to-device meets LTE-unlicensed
    • Pages: 154 - 159
      Abstract: In this article, we look into how the LTE network can efficiently evolve to cater for new data services by utilizing direct communications between mobile devices and extending the direct transmissions to the unlicensed bands, that is, D2D communications in conjunction with LTE-Unlicensed. In doing so, it provides an opportunity to solve the main challenge of mutual interference between D2D and CC transmissions. In this context, we review three interconnected major technical areas of multihop D2D: transmission band selection, routing path selection, and resource management. Traditionally, D2D transmissions are limited to specific regions of a cell's coverage area in order to limit the interference to CC primary links. We show that by allowing D2D to operate in the unlicensed bands with protective fairness measures for WiFi transmissions, D2D is able to operate across the whole coverage area and, in doing so, efficiently scale the overall network capacity while minimizing cross-tier and cross-technology interference.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
  • Advertisers' Index
    • Pages: 160 - 160
      Abstract: Lists the advertisers included in this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: May 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 5 (2016)
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