Transparent AR Processing Acceleration at the Edge

Mobile devices are increasingly capable of supporting advanced functionalities but still face fundamental resource limitations. While the development of custom accelerators for artificial intelligence functions is progressing, precious battery life and quality vs. latency trade-offs are limiting the potential of applications relying on real-time processing, such as Augmented Reality (AR). ...

Automatic Smile and Frown Recognition with Kinetic Earables

In this paper, we introduce inertial signals obtained from an ear- able placed in the ear canal as a new compelling sensing modality for recognising two key facial expressions: smile and frown. Bor- rowing principles from Facial Action Coding Systems (FACS), we first demonstrate that an inertial measurement unit of ...

Opening the THz-Spectrum for Communication in 5G and Beyond

Since the early 1990s our world has been subjected to a fundamental transformation into the so called 'networked society'. Political trends and movements as well as our private everyday lives have become widely determined by the rapid worldwide exchange of information among individuals, cybernetic systems and machines. The continuous data ...

A theoretical analysis of mmWave propagation in copper access cables

In this talk, we will assess the potential of using millimeter-wave propagation in copper access networks. We will shed some light on the mm-wave waveguide mode structures in both twisted-pair (telephone) and coaxial (TV) networks, and will address some of the challenges related to exploiting such copper access cables as ...

FSO SpaceComm Links and Its Integration with Ground 5G Networks

Space communications and free-space optics are powerful technologies increasingly regarded to enhance, jointly, our networks and digital experiences. We explain why, elaborating on the opportunities and challenges - from application and technical standpoints - in the 5G+ context.

50 Gbps TDM-PON using Neural Network Enabled Rx Equalization Specialized for PON

Investigation of neural networks as Rx equalizer for 50 Gbps IM/DD TDM-PON. The NN is optimized specifically for PON with respect to differential reach and wavelength variations between ONUs. Care has been taken to avoid over-estimation of performance due to overfitting.

Dynamic Switch Migration in Distributed Software-Defined Networks to Achieve Controller Load Balance

© 1983-2012 IEEE. Multiple distributed controllers have been used in software-defined networks (SDNs) to improve scalability and reliability, where each controller manages one static partition of the network. In this paper, we show that dynamic mapping between switches and controllers can improve efficiency in managing traffic load variations. In particular, ...

Adiabatic mode converters for silicon photonics: Power and polarization broadband manipulators

Broadband, low-loss, and fabrication-tolerant photonic passives are of paramount importance in any photonic integrated circuit (PIC). Among others, the adiabatic couplers can have those merits premised on their one-to-one mode transformation characteristics. These devices are usually designed comprising linear waveguide tapers and have typical lengths of 1 mm, in order ...

Lightweight Security for the Internet of Things: A Soft Introduction to Physical Unclonable Functions

© 1988-2012 IEEE. It is clearly redundant to extensively discuss the upcoming era of 5G and pervasive computing or, in other words, the Internet of Things (IoT). Scientific and industrial communities have been analyzing the design challenges, architectures, and security requirements of our brandnew, all-connected world for quite some time ...

Accurate quality of transmission estimation with machine learning

In optical transport networks the quality of transmission (QoT) is estimated before provisioning new connections or upgrading existing ones. Traditionally, a physical layer model (PLM) is used for QoT estimation coupled with high margins to account for the model inaccuracy and the uncertainty in the evolving physical layer conditions. Reducing ...

Measurements of Beamswitching Gains and Fade Dynamics for 28 GHz Indoor Static Links in the Presence of Pedestrian Traffic

We measured channel dynamics for fixed wireless indoor channels at 28 GHz. We characterize pedestrian-induced fades in open indoor spaces and the effectiveness of beamswitching to mitigate them. We find that fades of the dominant propagation path may be as deep as 9 dB at the 90th percentile and that ...

Lightweight Security for the IoT: a soft introduction to Physical Unclonable Functions

It is clearly redundant to extensively discuss the upcoming era of 5G and pervasive computing or, in other words, the Internet of Things (IoT). Scientific and industrial communities have been analyzing the design challenges, architectures, and security requirements of our brandnew, all-connected world for quite some time now, and standardization ...

Efficient algorithms for coded multicasting in heterogeneous caching networks

Coded multicasting has been shown to be a promising approach to significantly improve the performance of content delivery networks with multiple caches downstream of a common multicast link. However, the schemes that have been shown to achieve order-optimal performance require content items to be partitioned into several packets that grows ...

Capacity Scaling of Wireless Networks: Protocol Limited or Model Limited?

Given a large wireless network deployed within an area, where each node wants to transmit to a random destination node within the network at some given rate, how fast can the sum rate grow as the number of nodes scales up? Previous work have shown that, multi-hop routing provides a ...

High-performance balun for a dual-polarised dipole antenna

© The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2018 This study proposes a detailed analysis on the operation of a high-performance balun for a dual-polarised dipole antenna. The main feature of this balun is to transform a coaxial feed into a differential feed which can enable very high performance for dual-polarised ...

High-Performance Balun for a Dual-Polarized Dipole Antenna

This paper proposes a detailed analysis on the operation of a high-performance balun for a dual-polarized dipole antenna. The main feature of this balun is to transform a coaxial feed into a differential feed which can enable very high performance for dual-polarized configurations. First, we identify the key factors that ...

The Effects of Housing Environments on the Performance of Activity-Recognition Systems Using Wi-Fi Channel State Information - An Exploratory Study

Recently, device-free human activity monitoring systems using commercial WiFi devices have demonstrated a great potential to support smart home environments. These systems exploit Channel State Information (CSI), which represents how human activity-based environmental changes affect the WiFi signals propagating through physical space. However, given that WiFi signals either penentrate through ...

Predicting error performance of randomly shortened and punctured LDPC codes

In this contribution we point out that the error performance of randomly shortened and punctured low density parity check (LDPC) codes on a time-invariant memoryless channel can be accurately determined from the error performance of the mother code on the considered channel. We show that the gap to capacity of ...

AIDE: Augmented Onboarding of IoT Devices at Ease

to onboard them so that they can be initialized and connected to the infrastructure. This requires mapping each physical device with its digital identity. Doing so manually is tedious, error-prone and not scalable. In this paper, we propose AIDE, a mechanism that provides Augmented onboarding of IoT Devices at Ease. ...