Optimal Link Scheduling for Throughput Maximization in Multi-Connectivity mm-Wave Cellular Networks

  • Malanchini I.
  • Pappas N.
  • Tatino C.
  • Yuan D.

Network densification and multi-connectivity are emerging as promising solutions to provide reliable and seamless communications at the millimeter-wave frequency range. Due to the obstacles that cause frequent interruptions at such high frequency, connectivity to multiple cells can drastically increase the network performance in terms of throughput and reliability by coordination ...

Maximum throughput scheduling for multi-connectivity in millimeter-wave networks

Multi-connectivity is emerging as promising solution to provide reliable communications and seamless connectivity at the millimeter-wave frequency range. Due to the obstacles that cause frequent interruptions at such high frequency range, connectivity to multiple cells can drastically increase the network performance in terms of throughput and reliability by coordination among ...

Radio frequency planning & verification for remote energy monitoring: A LoRaWAN case study

This study investigates potential applicability of LoRa technology in power distribution and monitoring. A testbed has been set up at Dudullu Industrial Zone as a pilot study. Theoretical radio frequency planning has been performed and compared with field measurements in order to scrutinize applicability of this technology to remote energy ...

A Fast and Low-Loss Electro-Magnetically Tunable Optical Filter

  • Bolle C.
  • Cappuzzo M.
  • Earnshaw M.
  • Neilson D.
  • Safar H.
  • Sridhar A.

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 electro-magnetically tuned optical filter capable of tuning across more than 700GHz of optical spectrum in under 1ms with low optical loss. We show successful ...

Over-The-air tests of high-speed moving LTE users in a reverberation chamber

© 1967-2012 IEEE. High-speed trains are nowadays a reality in most of the countries. Internet services and connectivity are required by the passengers on board using smartphones and laptops. Nevertheless, the higher the speed, the bigger the issues that operators have to face to implement mobility and to reduce the ...

On the development of IoT systems

A typical IoT system consists of four distinct architectural elements: devices, gateways, cloud and apps. All these elements require special skills in their development. In order to write safe, secure IoT systems, developers must be trained and experienced in four different areas of software development: embedded, cloud, web and mobile. ...

Avoidance of Improper Configuration Based on Self-Operation

  • Kylliainen J.
  • Raisanen V.
  • Stenberg K.
  • Tang H.

Self-operation has been proposed to reduce operational expenditure and complexity; one technique that may be applied concerns automation based on lessons from past experiences. This paper provides a solution for self-operation to learn the experiences of improper configurations and their associated network contexts. When receiving a new configuration request, self-operation ...

Balancing the migration of virtual network functions with replications in data centers

  • Carpio F.
  • Jukan A.
  • Pries R.

The Network Function Virtualization (NFV) paradigm is enabling flexibility, programmability and implementation of traditional network functions into generic hardware, in form of the so-called Virtual Network Functions (VNFs). Today, cloud service providers use Virtual Machines (VMs) for the instantiation of VNFs in the data center (DC) networks. To instantiate multiple ...

Equal-volume quantization of mobile network data using bounding spheres and boxes

  • Ali-Tolppa J.
  • Carle G.
  • Kajo M.
  • Schultz B.

Mobile network management systems often utilize quantization algorithms for abstraction and simplification of information, to be later processed by human operators or automated functions. In use cases such as visualization of high dimensional data or processing of anomalous observations, the off- the-shelf algorithms might produce misleading results, without the user ...

Ride: A Resilient IoT Data Exchange Middleware Leveraging SDN and Edge Cloud Resources

Internet of Things (IoT) deployments rely on data exchange middleware to manage communications between constrained devices and cloud resources that provide analytics, data storage, and serve user applications. In this paper, we propose the Resilient IoT Data Exchange (Ride) middleware that enables resilient operation of IoT applications despite prevalent network ...

iNEMI project on process development of BiSn-based low temperature solder pastes: Part III: Mechanical shock tests on POP BGA assemblies

Lowering peak reflow temperature from the current 240°C+ level for SnAgCu (SAC) solder paste during the assembly of electronic board products has economic, environmental and technical benefits. The Bi-Sn solder system is one low melting metallurgical system of interest, but the inherent brittleness of bismuth is its major drawback. Recently, ...

Network slices for vertical industries

Network Slicing allows to simultaneously support the specific needs of vertical industries with a diverse range of networking and computing requirements. Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) has been defined to deploy multiple network services on a common infrastructure. We extend the NFV concept to vertical services, i.e. services implemented on top ...

Positioning of high-speed trains using 5G new radio synchronization signals

We study positioning of high-speed trains in 5G new radio (NR) networks by utilizing specific NR synchronization signals. The studies are based on simulations with 3GPP-specified radio channel models including path loss, shadowing and fast fading effects. The considered positioning approach exploits measurement of Time-Of-Arrival (TOA) and Angle-Of-Departure (AOD), which ...

Average downlink SINR model for 5G mmWave networks with analog beamforming

Millimeter-wave frequency bands enable the deployment of small-sized antenna arrays in the fifth generation of mobile networks, which provide high beamforming gain for both transmitter and receiver. In order to study user mobility, a computationally efficient simulator is needed that runs with a time step resolution that is higher than ...

Performance analysis of uplink massive MIMO networks with a finite user density

In this paper, we conduct performance analysis for uplink (UL) massive multiple input and multiple output (mMI-MO) networks using stochastic geometry. With the consideration of practical system assumptions, such as sophisticated path loss model incorporating both line-of-sight (LoS) and non-line-of-sight (NLoS) transmissions and a finite user equipment (UE) density, we ...

Promises and caveats of uplink IoT ultra-dense networks

In this paper, by means of simulations, we evaluate the uplink (UL) performance of an Internet of Things (IoT) capable ultra-dense network (UDN) in terms of the coverage probability and the density of reliably working user equipments (UEs). From our study, we show the benefits and challenges that UL IoT ...

LTE radio measurements above urban rooftops for aerial communications

This paper focus on the investigation of aerial communications for drones connected to cellular networks in urban areas. Most of the previous measurement based channel models for urban environments do not extend to users located at heights above rooftops. On the other hand, UAVs are expected to fly at the ...

Indoor massive MIMO deployments for uniformly high wireless capacity

Providing consistently high wireless capacity is becoming increasingly important to support the applications required by future digital enterprises. In this paper, we propose Eigen-direction-aware ZF (EDA-ZF) with partial coordination among base stations (BSs) and distributed interference suppression as a practical approach to achieve this objective. We compare our solution with ...

Performance benchmark of transcoding as a virtual network function in CDN as a service slicing

Content delivery networks (CDNs) have been widely implemented to provide scalable cloud services. Such networks support resource pooling by allowing virtual machines to be dynamically running or stopping according to current users' demands. Recently, there has been an increasing interest in Network Function Virtualization (NFV) as an emerging technology that ...