International Journal of Antennas and Propagation

Recent Advances in RF Propagation Modeling for 5G Systems


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1University of Nis, Nis, Serbia

2University of Pristina, Mitrovica, Serbia

3National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Brazil

4Universidad Politécnica, Valencia, Spain


Recent Advances in RF Propagation Modeling for 5G Systems

Description

Continuously increasing demand for higher data rates, larger network capacity, higher energy efficiency, and higher mobility has motivated research for 5G communication systems. 5G is generally agreed for set of new requirements for wireless communications systems. These requirements will need to address several critical performance areas including cost constraints, traffic latency, reliability, security, availability, heterogeneous structure of networks, multicast/broadcast requirements, the need to serve a variety of different devices, and reduced energy consumption. Accurate 5G indoor and outdoor channel characterization and modeling are crucial for determining the system performance and thus for system and for 5G network realization. Namely, 5G radio wave propagation is affected by various drawbacks that more or less corrupt the original transmitted signal arriving at the receiver (free‐space propagation, object penetration, reflection, scattering, diffraction, and absorption caused by atmospheric gases, fog, and precipitation).

To generate reliable propagation models for 5G systems and further to determine standard performance measures of 5G systems, corresponding path loss models must be built for link budget and signal strength prediction, with the inclusion of directional and beam-forming antenna arrays and cochannel interference, while temporal dispersion caused by multipath propagation (impacting the timing, packet and frame sizes, and other air interface design parameters) should also be characterized. So, general statistical models will not be sufficient in order to assess the performance of system and specific models related to real‐world reference scenarios with fine classification of terms will be required.

We invite authors to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will illustrate and stimulate the continuing effort to understand the essential nature of 5G propagation phenomena modeling. Accepted papers will show a span of new developments from the 5G propagation theory. This issue will let the readers of this journal know more about these fundamental principles of 5G communications.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • 5G fading channel modeling and simulation
  • 5G path loss characterization
  • Interference/noise mitigation
  • 5G massive MIMO
  • Modulation/detection
  • Visible light communication in 5G
  • 5G channel capacity
  • 5G cognitive radio application

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4701208
  • - Editorial

Recent Advances in RF Propagation Modeling for 5G Systems

Mihajlo Stefanovic | Stefan R. Panic | ... | Juan Reig
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2143541
  • - Research Article

The Complex α-μ Fading Channel with OFDM Application

Wander H. M. Freitas | Roberto C. D. V. Bomfin | ... | Michel Daoud Yacoub
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4287586
  • - Research Article

Performance Analysis of 5G Transmission over Fading Channels with Random IG Distributed LOS Components

Dejan Jaksic | Risto Bojovic | ... | Slavisa Trajkovic
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9073465
  • - Research Article

60 GHz Modular Antenna Array Link Budget Estimation with WiGig Baseband and Millimeter-Wave Specific Attenuation

Joongheon Kim | Liang Xian | Ali S. Sadri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5236246
  • - Research Article

Novel Method for 5G Systems NLOS Channels Parameter Estimation

Vladeta Milenkovic | Stefan Panic | ... | Dragan Radenkovic
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8284917
  • - Research Article

Validation of the Decomposition Method for Fast MIMO Over-the-Air Measurements

Bernhard Auinger | Thomas Zemen | ... | Wolfgang Bösch
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2961090
  • - Research Article

Attenuation by a Human Body and Trees as well as Material Penetration Loss in 26 and 39 GHz Millimeter Wave Bands

Qi Wang | Xiongwen Zhao | ... | Wei Hong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7253623
  • - Research Article

Measured Performance Comparisons between Spatial Multiplexing and Beamforming Arrays in the 28 GHz Band

Dazhi Piao | Xingning Jia | ... | Zengrui Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6848234
  • - Research Article

Novel Method for Optimal Synthesis of 5G Millimeter Wave Linear Antenna Array

Zarko Rosic | Olivera Mihic | ... | Dejan Drajic
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4519365
  • - Research Article

Outage Analysis of Multihop Wireless Backhaul Using Millimeter Wave under Blockage Effects

Haejoon Jung | In-Ho Lee
International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
 Journal metrics
Acceptance rate35%
Submission to final decision74 days
Acceptance to publication30 days
CiteScore1.190
Impact Factor1.347
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