Modulation on Discrete Nonlinear Spectrum: Perturbation Sensitivity and Achievable Rates

Multi-soliton pulses are studied under small perturbations. By means of mutual information (MI), we show that the nonlinear spectrum becomes correlated when a 64-PSK modulated 2-eigenvalues soliton is perturbed by a small additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN). Transmission over two channels are considered: an AWGN channel (back-to-back scenario) and an ...

A Low-Cost Scalable 32-Element 28-GHz Phased Array Transceiver for 5G Communication Links Based on a 2x2 Beamformer Flip-Chip Unit Cell

This paper presents a scalable 28-GHz phased-array architecture suitable for fifth-generation (5G) communication links based on four-channel (2x2) transmit/receive (TRX) quad-core chips in SiGe BiCMOS with flip-chip packaging. Each channel of the quad-core beamformer chip has 4.6-dB noise figure (NF) in the receive (RX) mode and 10.5-dBm output 1-dB compression ...

25.4 Tb/s Transmission over Trans-Pacific Distances Using Truncated Probabilistically Shaped PDM-64QAM

Probabilistic constellation shaping (PCS), digital nonlinear compensation, and multi-rate spatially coupled low-density parity check codes are used to achieve 25.4 Tb/s transmission over 10,285km EDFA-only straight-line testbed at 6.1 bits/symbol/Hz. The gain provided by PCS over standard 64QAM is investigated over trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific distances. Moreover, the potential benefits of ...

A Multiscale Sparse Array of Spatially-Spread Electromagnetic-Vector-Sensors for Direction Finding and Polarization Estimation

A multiscale sparse array, which is composed of spatially-spread electromagnetic-vectorsensors (SS-EMVSs), is proposed to estimate the direction-of-arrivals (DOA) and polarizations of multiple sources. The SS-EMVS is composed of three orthogonally oriented but spatially noncollocated dipoles to measure the electric field and three orthogonally oriented but spatially noncollocated loops to measure ...

Compact High Isolation Base-Station Duplexer Using Triple-Mode Ceramic Cavities

  • Abbosh A.
  • Hendry D.

A microwave duplexer with high isolation is presented. The device is based on triple mode filters that are built using silver plated ceramic cuboids. To create a six-pole, six-transmission zero filter in the DCS-1800 band, which is utilized in mobile communications, two cuboids are cascaded. To shift spurious harmonics, low ...

A Unified Array Geometry Composed of Multiple Identical Subarrays With Hole-Free Difference Coarrays for Underdetermined DOA Estimation

In this paper, we propose a unified array geometry, dubbed generalized nested subarray (GNSA), for the underdetermined direction-of-arrival estimation. The GNSA is composed of multiple, identical subarrays, which can be a minimum redundancy array (MRA), a (super) nested array, a uniform linear array (ULA), or any other linear arrays with ...

MIMO Time-domain Equalization for High-Speed Continuous Transmission Under Channel Variability

High-speed communication over mutually coupled channels can be severely affected by intersymbol interference (ISI) and crosstalk (XT). Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) equalization is known to mitigate both ISI and XT, but requires accurate channel information at the receiver (RX) and/or transmitter (TX) when the channel is stochastic. However, since adjusting the ...

Network Slicing & Softwarization: A Survey on Principles, Enabling Technologies & Solutions

Network slicing has been identified as the backbone of the rapidly evolving 5G technology. However, as its consolidation and standardization progress, there are no literatures that comprehensively discuss its key principles, enablers and research challenges. This paper elaborates network slicing from an end-to-end perspective detailing its historical heritage, principal concepts, ...

A Fast and Low-Loss Electromagnetically Tunable Optical Filter

Fast and simple optical filtering is a prerequisite for low-cost passive optical networking using multiple wavelengths to scale to higher capacity. We demonstrate a simple electromagnetically tuned optical filter capable of tuning across more than 700 GHz of optical spectrum in under 1 ms with low optical loss. We show ...

A Latency and Reliability Guaranteed Resource Allocation Scheme for LTE V2V Communication Systems

By leveraging the direct device-to-device (D2D) interaction, LTE Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication becomes a promising solution to meet the stringent requirements of vehicular communication. In this paper, we propose to jointly optimize radio resource, power allocation, and modulation/coding schemes of the V2V communications, in order to guarantee the latency and reliability ...

Towards Massive Connectivity Support for Scalable mMTC Communications in 5G networks

  • Bockelmann C.
  • De Carvalho E.
  • Demestichas P.
  • Gregoratti D.
  • Ji Y.
  • Kosmatos E.
  • Navarro M.
  • Popovski Petar
  • Pratas N.
  • Raceala-Motoc M.
  • Saur S.
  • Schellmann M.
  • Stefanovic C.
  • Vivier G.
  • Wang Q.
  • Wunder G.

The fifth generation of cellular communication systems is foreseen to enable a multitude of new applications and use cases with very different requirements. A new 5G multiservice air interface needs to enhance broadband performance as well as provide new levels of reliability, latency and supported number of users. In this ...

Integrated Hybrid Wavelength-tunable III-V/Silicon transmitter based on ring-assisted Mach-Zehnder interferometer modulator

  • Brenot R.
  • De Valicourt G.
  • Dong P.
  • Eggleston M.
  • Kim K.
  • Lee S.
  • Zhu C.

We demonstrate a wavelength-tunable hybrid III-V/Si transmitter based on a Vernier laser with more than 30 nm tuning range and two microring modulators nested in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer. This transmitter circuit has versatile operating modes. It can be used for OOK generation based on low drive voltage push-pull ring modulators ...

Optimization of code lines and time of access to information through object-relational mapping (ORM) using alternative tools of connection to database management systems (DBMS)

The present article presents a comparison between technologies used in the development of C# language systems for access to information in database management systems. The method used has been the classic for the input of information with some steps of data persistence to perform the modeling of information with the ...

5G RAN optimizations through radio shared data layer (RSDL)

This paper presents the challenges that are currently faced during X2/Xn handovers. Messages are exchanged between source and target eNBs over X2/Xn interface during handovers. This mechanism is quite inefficient due to messaging overheads, timers, retries and failures like message validation and resource unavailability. The paper proposes optimizations in the ...

Field experimental evaluation of higher rank MIMO in quad-directional UE antenna configuration for 5G radio access system

This paper presents field experiments on the downlink performance of a 5G radio access system employing higher rank MIMO in the quad-directional antenna configuration at UE side comparing the uni-directional antenna configuration in typical small cell environments. Each antenna branch of the quad-directional antenna directs for intervals of 90 degrees ...

An RNS-Based Forwarding Approach To Implement SFC

  • Hu Z.
  • Zhao M.

Because of the more and more diversified service, SFC needs to be dynamically and feasibly implemented. Thanks to NFV and SDN ideas, the new SFC architecture is defined to meet the requirements in the IETF. Based on the OpenFlow, the approach of the single flow table is used to implement ...

Virtual reality experience as a stress recovery solution in workplace

This paper reports a study exploring the possibilities of virtual reality (VR) and head mounted display as a stress recovery solution for workplace. Commercially available low-cost head mounted display (HMD) was used for presenting three different 360° videos of nature scenes, -sounds and calm music. Six experiment sessions were arranged ...

Low-Profile Miniaturized Coaxial Cavity Resonators and Filters

  • Bulja S.
  • Dmitry Kozlov
  • Doumanis E.

A new class of coaxial cavity filters with low-profile is proposed. The additional benefits of the technology include: volume reduction, high performance, and superior spurious free-response. The proposed resonator consists of a cavity enclosure and three metallic conductors; an outer hollow cylinder, an inner hollow cylinder protruding the cavity from ...

Typhoon: An SDN Enhanced Real-Time Big Data Streaming Framework

  • Chang H.
  • Cho J.
  • Lakshman T.
  • Mukherjee S.
  • Van Der Merwe J.

Current big data streaming frameworks focus mainly on the scalability of real-time stream data processing, and are not flexible, controllable, and programmable enough to accomodate dynamic streaming application needs. For example, current frameworks do not deal well with use cases like updating routing and computation logic, or enabling live debugging ...

Simple optoelectronic frequency-offset estimator for coherent optical OFDM

  • Corcoran B.
  • Jignesh J.
  • Lowery A.
  • Zhu C.

We propose a carrier frequency-offset estimator for optical OFDM systems using off-the-shelf optical components and simple digital processing as a replacement for the purely digital signal processing using the cyclostationarity property of optical OFDM signals with cyclic prefix. Simulations show the system accuracy of < 4% estimate error within the ...