Modelling and Simulation in Engineering

Modeling and Simulation of Mobile Radio Channels

Publishing date
14 Sep 2012
Submission deadline
27 Apr 2012

1Department of Information and Communication Technology, University of Agder, 4604 Kristiansand, Norway

2Ecole Supérieure des Communications de Tunis, Tunisia

Modeling and Simulation of Mobile Radio Channels


The ever-growing demand for multimedia services, high mobility, and global connectivity has resulted in recent years in an explosion of new technologies for wireless communication systems. All components of a wireless communication system ranging from digital modulation schemes over channel coding techniques up to higher layer protocols are more or less influenced by the characteristics of the mobile radio channel. A thorough understanding of the mobile radio channel is therefore crucial for the development, performance optimization, and testing of present as well as next-generation mobile radio systems. This is one of the reasons why exploring the mobile radio channel has always been a key research topic from the very beginning of mobile communications till today. Currently, the research on mobile radio channels involves a variety of challenging topics such as the modeling of car-to-car channels, MIMO channels, cooperative channels, satellite channels, and ultra-wideband channels, only to name a few. The objective of this special issue is to give an overview of the state-of-the-art research in the area of mobile radio channels.

We welcome authors to submit their original research articles or comprehensive reviews/tutorials focusing on the modeling and simulation of mobile radio channels. Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Channel models for 3G and 4G wireless communication systems
  • Channel models for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems
  • Advances in indoor, outdoor, and indoor-to-outdoor channel modeling
  • Channel models for mobile-to-mobile cooperative communication systems
  • Channel models for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-person (V2P) wireless communications
  • Ultra-wideband channels
  • Channel models for satellite communications
  • Channel models for underwater wireless communication networks
  • Channel models for wireless sensor networks (WSNs)
  • Advanced ray tracing techniques
  • Channel sounding techniques
  • Propagation and path loss models
  • High-performance and efficient simulation techniques for mobile radio channels
  • Characterization of stationary and nonstationary mobile radio channels
  • Modeling and analysis of nonisotropic scattering environments
  • Hardware and software channel simulators
  • Information theoretic aspects of mobile radio channels
  • Characterization and modeling of real-world mobile radio channels
  • Channel parameter estimation techniques
  • Estimation and extraction of channel state information (CSI)
  • Channel capacity analysis

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