Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

Emerging Technologies for 5G Radio Access Network: Architecture, Physical Layer Technologies, and MAC Layer Protocols


Publishing date
01 Apr 2018
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Dec 2017

Lead Editor

1Communications Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada

2University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, Whitewater, USA

3Université du Québec, Québec, Canada

4Nankai University, Tianjin, China


Emerging Technologies for 5G Radio Access Network: Architecture, Physical Layer Technologies, and MAC Layer Protocols

Description

The proliferation of all types of mobile devices makes the traffic from wireless devices expected to exceed user traffic from wired access networks in the next few years. To meet this trend, 5G networks will be capable of delivering multigigabit throughputs and with extremely low latencies, even in highly dense locations. On one hand, mobile users are looking forward to a much richer media experience as 5G quickly approaches. On the other hand, wireless researchers are facing unprecedented challenges to make this vision come true.

One of the most critical 5G research topics is to explore new ideas to improve the efficiency of spectrum sharing in radio access network (RAN). For example, heterogeneous cloud radio access network (H-CRAN) is a revolutionary architecture responding to overcome these aforementioned challenges. H-CRAN takes full advantage of both cloud radio access networks (C-RANs) and heterogeneous networks (HetNets) to achieve high cooperative gains. H-CRAN allows seamless integration of multiple cutting edge wireless technologies, including massive MIMO, small cells, mmWave, full duplex, and NOMA. In addition, 5G MAC protocols should adapt to the service requirements of real-time and mission critical applications.

To overcome the challenges above, we plan this feature topic to help both academic and industrial research communities understand the recent research progress and contribute to the emerging technologies of 5G RAN architecture, physical layer technologies, and MAC layer protocols.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Architecture design for next-generation radio access network
  • Real-time performance optimization in H-CRAN
  • Fundamental aspects of 5G physical layer
  • New physical layer waveforms for 5G
  • Massive MIMO based spatial resource management
  • Cross-cell radio resource management for 5G mmWave
  • Multiuser power and channel allocation in NOMA systems
  • Radio resource allocation and optimization in 5G full-duplex system
  • Novel RAN architecture with MAC-PHY split
  • Real-time MAC communication protocols for 5G RAN

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6082161
  • - Editorial

Emerging Technologies for 5G Radio Access Network: Architecture, Physical Layer Technologies, and MAC Layer Protocols

Bo Rong | Jiazhen Zhou | ... | Gui-Ling Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8978207
  • - Research Article

Rate-Adaptive Multiple Access for Uplink Grant-Free Transmission

Neng Ye | Aihua Wang | ... | Hanxiao Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2328954
  • - Research Article

Opportunistic NOMA-Based Massive MIMO Precoding for 5G New Radio

Ke Xiao | Michel Kadoch | ... | Chen Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8217839
  • - Research Article

mmWave Measurement of RF Reflectors for 5G Green Communications

Tao Hong | Jin Yao | ... | Fei Qi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5253840
  • - Research Article

Robust Drones Formation Control in 5G Wireless Sensor Network Using mmWave

Shan Meng | Xiaojian Su | ... | Weiguo Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6201386
  • - Research Article

Self-Organized Cell Outage Detection Architecture and Approach for 5G H-CRAN

Peng Yu | Fanqin Zhou | ... | Xuesong Qiu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4359261
  • - Research Article

On the Secrecy Capacity of 5G New Radio Networks

Ke Xiao | Shaowei Zhang | Yunhua He
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