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Acta Electronica Malaysia     Open Access  
Advanced Materials Technologies     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 99)
Advances in Magnetic and Optical Resonance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Power Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
Advancing Microelectronics     Hybrid Journal  
American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Archives of Electrical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Batteries     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Batteries & Supercaps     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Bell Labs Technical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Bioelectronics in Medicine     Hybrid Journal  
Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
BULLETIN of National Technical University of Ukraine. Series RADIOTECHNIQUE. RADIOAPPARATUS BUILDING     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences : Technical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 47)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Chinese Journal of Electronics     Hybrid Journal  
Circuits and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Consumer Electronics Times     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 304)
ECTI Transactions on Computer and Information Technology (ECTI-CIT)     Open Access  
ECTI Transactions on Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Edu Elektrika Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Electrica     Open Access  
Electronic Design     Partially Free   (Followers: 123)
Electronic Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Electronic Materials Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 108)
Electronics and Communications in Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Electronics For You     Partially Free   (Followers: 103)
Electronics Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Elkha : Jurnal Teknik Elektro     Open Access  
Energy Harvesting and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Energy Storage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Energy Storage Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
EPE Journal : European Power Electronics and Drives     Hybrid Journal  
EPJ Quantum Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Facta Universitatis, Series : Electronics and Energetics     Open Access  
Foundations and Trends® in Communications and Information Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Foundations and Trends® in Signal Processing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Frequenz     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers of Optoelectronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 100)
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 81)
IEEE Embedded Systems Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Letters on Electromagnetic Compatibility Practice and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
IEEE Magnetics Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Open Journal of Industry Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Power Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 77)
IEEE Pulse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 364)
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 74)
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 221)
IEEE Transactions on Haptics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 76)
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 79)
IEEE Transactions on Services Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 79)
IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
IEICE - Transactions on Electronics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
IEICE - Transactions on Information and Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IET Cyber-Physical Systems : Theory & Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IET Energy Systems Integration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
IET Nanodielectrics     Open Access  
IET Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
IET Smart Grid     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IET Wireless Sensor Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
IETE Journal of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
IETE Journal of Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
IETE Technical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
IJEIS (Indonesian Journal of Electronics and Instrumentation Systems)     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Industrial Technology Research Journal Phranakhon Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Informatik-Spektrum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Instabilities in Silicon Devices     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Advances in Telecommunications, Electrotechnics, Signals and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Antennas and Propagation     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Applied Electronics in Physics & Robotics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Granular Computing, Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Hybrid Intelligence     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Nanoscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Review in Electronics & Communication Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Sensors, Wireless Communications and Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Transaction of Electrical and Computer Engineers System     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
JAREE (Journal on Advanced Research in Electrical Engineering)     Open Access  
Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Advanced Dielectrics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Artificial Intelligence     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Computational Intelligence and Electronic Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Research     Open Access   (Followers: 37)
Journal of Electrical Bioimpedance     Open Access  
Journal of Electrical Bioimpedance     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Electrical Engineering & Electronic Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Electrical, Electronics and Informatics     Open Access  
Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Electronic Design Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Electronic Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Electronics (China)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Energy Storage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Field Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 181)
Journal of Information and Telecommunication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Intelligent Procedures in Electrical Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Low Power Electronics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Microelectronics and Electronic Packaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Microwaves, Optoelectronics and Electromagnetic Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Optoelectronics Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Power Electronics & Power Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Semiconductors     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Sensors     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Signal and Information Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Jurnal ELTIKOM : Jurnal Teknik Elektro, Teknologi Informasi dan Komputer     Open Access  
Jurnal Rekayasa Elektrika     Open Access  
Jurnal Teknik Elektro     Open Access  
Jurnal Teknologi Elektro     Open Access  
Kinetik : Game Technology, Information System, Computer Network, Computing, Electronics, and Control     Open Access  
Majalah Ilmiah Teknologi Elektro : Journal of Electrical Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Metrology and Measurement Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Nanotechnology, Science and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Nature Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Networks: an International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Open Electrical & Electronic Engineering Journal     Open Access  
Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Power Electronics and Drives     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Problemy Peredachi Informatsii     Full-text available via subscription  
Progress in Quantum Electronics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Recent Advances in Communications and Networking Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Research & Reviews : Journal of Embedded System & Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Revue Méditerranéenne des Télécommunications     Open Access  
Security and Communication Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Journal of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Semiconductors and Semimetals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Sensing and Imaging : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Solid State Electronics Letters     Open Access  
Solid-State Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Superconductor Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Synthesis Lectures on Power Electronics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Technical Report Electronics and Computer Engineering     Open Access  
TELE     Open Access  
Telematique     Open Access  
TELKOMNIKA (Telecommunication, Computing, Electronics and Control)     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Universal Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ural Radio Engineering Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Visión Electrónica : algo más que un estado sólido     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Wireless and Mobile Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)

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  • Blockchain and artificial intelligence for network security
    • PubDate: 2020-04-01
  • Improving threat detection in networks using deep learning
    • Abstract: Detecting threats on the Internet is a key factor in maintaining data and information security. An intrusion detection system tries to prevent such attacks from occurring through the analysis of patterns and behavior of the data stream in the network. This paper presents a large data stream detection and analysis distributed platform, through the use of machine learning to dimensionality reduction. The system is evaluated based on three criteria: the accuracy, the number of false positives, and number of false negatives. Each classifier presented better accuracy when using 5 and 13 features, having fewer false positives and false negatives, allowing the detection of threats in real-time over a large volume of data, with greater precision.
      PubDate: 2020-04-01
  • MineCap: super incremental learning for detecting and blocking
           cryptocurrency mining on software-defined networking
    • Abstract: Covert mining of cryptocurrency implies the use of valuable computing resources and high energy consumption. In this paper, we propose MineCap, a dynamic online mechanism for detecting and blocking covert cryptocurrency mining flows, using machine learning on software-defined networking. The proposed mechanism relies on Spark Streaming for online processing of network flows, and, when identifying a mining flow, it requests the flow blocking to the network controller. We also propose a learning technique called super incremental learning, a variant of the super learner applied to online learning, which takes the classification probabilities of an ensemble of classifiers as features for an incremental learning classifier. Hence, we design an accurate mechanism to classify mining flows that learn with incoming data with an average of 98% accuracy, 99% precision, 97% sensitivity, and 99.9% specificity and avoid concept drift–related issues.
      PubDate: 2020-04-01
  • Capacity analysis of maximal ratio combining over Beaulieu-Xie fading
    • Abstract: The present paper analyzes an L-branch maximal ratio combining (MRC) receiver over the Beaulieu-Xie (BX) fading channel. The expression of the probability density function (PDF) of the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of an MRC receiver in BX fading is derived by using the characteristic function approach. The obtained PDF is then utilized to calculate the various link-level and system-level parameters. This paper focuses on deriving closed-form expressions for different adaptive transmission techniques based on instantaneous channel state information in BX fading. The accuracy of our derived expressions is verified by comparing them with Monte Carlo simulations.
      PubDate: 2020-03-18
  • Cyclic interleaving scheme for an IFDMA system
    • Abstract: In this paper, a new interleaving scheme for an interleaved frequency division multiple access (IFDMA) system is proposed. The proposed scheme combines the advantages of code division multiple access (CDMA) with maximal length sequence (m-sequence) and orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA). Multiaccess interference (MAI) among users is eliminated by employing orthogonal carriers, and the intersymbol interference (ISI) due to multipath channels is minimized by using cyclic interleaving. Diversity gain is achieved in the proposed method with maximal ratio combining (MRC) in the case of a Rayleigh environment. Compared to complex multiuser (MU) detection, the detection process in the proposed method is relatively simple. Multipath orthogonality is achieved in the proposed method, avoiding the need for channel equalization. The proposed method is compared with the conventional interleaving employing well-known minimum mean square error frequency domain equalization (MMSE-FDE). The Monte Carlo simulation results prove the superiority of the proposed interleaving over conventional interleaving with MMSE-FDE, showing that the present scheme is suitable for both uplink and downlink mobile radio transmissions.
      PubDate: 2020-03-16
  • Physical layer security in shotgun cellular systems over
           correlated/independent shadow fading channels
    • Abstract: The shotgun cellular systems (SCSs) (modeling, generally, a dense cellular or wireless data network deployment and non-ideal regular hexagonal grid with site-acquisition difficulties, variable traffic load) are wireless communication systems with randomly placed base stations (BSs) over the entire plane according to a stochastic (e.g., Poisson) point process in n dimensions (n = 1, 2, and 3). Due to the good performance and the importance of the SCSs in today’s communications, the physical layer security of these systems is practically of importance, specifically, in more realistic channel propagation models. In this paper, by assuming that the channel coefficients are known at the receiver, we analyze the performance of the physical layer security for the classic Wyner’s three-node model in the SCSs over correlated/independent log-normal shadow fading channels. For this purpose, first, we calculate the signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) performance at a mobile station (MS) in an SCS. Then, the average secrecy capacity (ASC), the probability of non-zero secrecy capacity (PNSC), the secure outage probability (SOP), and the lower bound of SOP (LSOP) are obtained, and also, their approximated closed-form expressions are derived. Finally, analytical results are validated numerically.
      PubDate: 2020-03-12
  • Moments of the quadrivariate Rayleigh distribution with applications for
           diversity receivers
    • Abstract: Wireless channels exhibit time, frequency, and spatial correlation. Models in literature that study four-branch diversity receivers make assumptions such as independence, constant correlation, exponential correlation, or some other kind between received signals at each antenna. However, these models are not accurate in many scenarios. Addressing this issue, we provide novel results for the moments, moment-generating function, probability density function, and cumulative distribution function of the quadrivariate Rayleigh distribution with an arbitrary correlation model. To the best of our knowledge, our model is the most comprehensive and the only one that can incorporate the 3GPP suggested spatial correlation structure. We use our new results to derive an analytical expression for the moments of the output signal-to-noise ratio of the four-branch equal gain combining receiver and the four-branch maximal ratio combining receiver. We provide original insight about their output signal-to-noise ratio distributions through their higher order moments in different scenarios. Our expressions are valid for all moments.
      PubDate: 2020-03-10
  • A break-glass protocol based on ciphertext-policy attribute-based
           encryption to access medical records in the cloud
    • Abstract: In emergency care, fast and efficient treatment is vital. The availability of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) allows healthcare professionals to access a patient’s data promptly, which facilitates the decision-making process and saves time by not repeating medical procedures. Unfortunately, the complete EMR of a patient is often not available during an emergency situation to all treatment teams. Cloud services emerge as a promising solution to this problem by allowing ubiquitous access to information. However, EMR storage and sharing through clouds raise several concerns about security and privacy. To this end, we propose a protocol through which all treatment teams involved in the emergency care can securely decrypt relevant data from the patient’s EMR and add new information about the patient’s status. Furthermore, our protocol ensures that treatment teams will only access the patient’s EMR for the period during which the patient is under their care. Finally, we present a formal security analysis of our protocol and some initial experimental results.
      PubDate: 2020-03-07
  • Performance analysis of secondary users under heterogeneous licensed
           spectrum environment in cognitive radio ad hoc networks
    • Abstract: Cognitive radio (CR) is a hopeful technology to sort out spectrum scarcity and underutilization problem in ad hoc networks. With the help of cognitive radio technology, unlicensed users can efficiently utilize the unused part of heterogeneous licensed spectrum. In this article, we present a three-dimensional (3D) Markov chain analysis for spectrum management scheme under heterogeneous licensed bands of two different licensed spectrum pools in cognitive radio ad hoc networks. We present the concept of interpool and intrapool spectrum handoff in the proposed model and derive blocking probability, dropping probability, non-completion probability, and throughput to estimate the performance of the secondary users under heterogeneous licensed spectrum environment. The impact of secondary users dynamic along with the primary users’ activity model on the performance measuring metrics in terms of blocking probability, dropping probability, non-completion probability, and throughput for three different cases is also investigated. The proposed model offers significant improvement in the performance of secondary users under heterogeneous licensed spectrum environment in a CR ad hoc network.
      PubDate: 2020-03-05
  • Proof of usage: user-centric consensus for data provision and exchange
    • Abstract: This paper presents a new consensus algorithm, Proof of Usage (PoU), for the blockchain technology. This consensus is introduced for permissioned (or private) blockchains and is designed for a user-centric personal data market. This market is subject to specific regulations with which conventional blockchains fail to comply. Proof of Usage aims to promote a new paradigm dedicated to usage incentivization, valuation, and control of user data in various sectors, such as banking and insurance. Other consensuses such as Proof of Stake or historical Proof of Work do not encourage coin spending and usage (in fact, Proof of Stake promotes the opposite). However, the value of the currency mainly depends on its use. This paper first introduces a contextualization of blockchain technology and decentralized consensus models. The motivation is then discussed for a new model of personal data exchange in a decentralized but supervised environment. The PoU protocol and its process flow are defined in detail. Furthermore, the paper explores two different approaches regarding the reward mechanism and the incentive model. Finally, the paper focuses on security requirements and how PoU meets such requirements in a permissioned-based blockchain system.
      PubDate: 2020-02-28
  • Consistency, availability, and partition tolerance in blockchain: a survey
           on the consensus mechanism over peer-to-peer networking
    • Abstract: Blockchain is a disruptive technology that relies on the distributed nature of the peer-to-peer network while performing an agreement, or consensus, a mechanism to achieve an immutable, global, and consistent registry of all transactions. Thus, a key challenge in developing blockchain solutions is to design the consensus mechanism properly. As a consequence of being a distributed application, any consensus mechanism is restricted to offer two of three properties: consistency, availability, and partition tolerance. In this paper, we survey the main consensus mechanisms on blockchain solutions, and we highlight the properties of each one. Moreover, we differentiate both deterministic and probabilistic consensus mechanisms, and we highlight coordination solutions that facilitate the data distribution on the blockchain, without the need for a sophisticated consensus mechanism.
      PubDate: 2020-02-28
  • A prototype filter design based on channel estimation for OQAM/OFDM
    • Abstract: A prototype filter design for offset quadrature amplitude–modulation based orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OQAM/OFDM) systems is proposed in this study. The influence of channel estimation is considered, with the object to minimize stop-band energy. An efficient preamble structure is proposed to improve the channel estimation and save the frequency spectral efficiency. The reciprocal of the signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (RSINR) is derived to measure the influence of the prototype for channel estimation. After that, the problem of prototype filter design is formulated as an optimization problem with constraints on the RSINR. To accelerate the convergence and obtain a global optimal solution, the box-based branch and bound algorithm is utilized to solve the optimization problem. Simulation results demonstrate the validity and efficiency of the prototype filter designed in this study.
      PubDate: 2020-02-18
  • Correction to: Optical wireless multiple-input multiple-output system
           based on avalanche photodiode receiver
    • Abstract: Unfortunately, the CrossMark html link in the original article has the incorrect funding grant number.
      PubDate: 2020-02-13
  • On the detection of selfish mining and stalker attacks in blockchain
    • Abstract: The blockchain technology emerged in 2008 as a distributed peer to peer network structure, capable of ensuring security for transactions made using the Bitcoin digital currency, without the need for third party intermediaries to validate them. Although its beginning was linked to cryptocurrencies, its use has diversified over the recent years. There are various projects using the blockchain technology to perform document validation, electronic voting, tokenization of non-perishable goods, and many others. With its increasing use, concern arises with possible attacks that could threaten the integrity of the consensus of the chain. One of the well-known attacks to the blockchain consensus mechanism is the selfish mining attack, in which malicious nodes can deflect their behavior from the standard pattern by not immediately disclosing their newly mined blocks. This malicious behavior can result in a disproportionate share of rewards for those nodes, especially if they have a significant processing power. The goal of this paper is to present a simple heuristic to detect the presence of selfish mining attack (and variants) in blockchain networks that use the proof-of-work (PoW) consensus algorithm. The proposal is to signal when the blockchain fork height deviates from the standard, indicating when the network is under the influence of such attacks.
      PubDate: 2020-02-11
  • FDTD propagation of VLF-LF waves in the presence of ions in the
           earth-ionosphere waveguide
    • Abstract: The finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method has been used for a long time to compute the propagation of very low frequency (VLF) and low frequency (LF) radio waves in the Earth-Ionosphere waveguide. In previously published FDTD schemes, only the electronic density of the ionosphere was accounted for, since in usual natural conditions the effect of the ion density can be neglected. In the present paper, the FDTD scheme is extended to the case where one or several ion species must be accounted for, which may occur in special natural conditions or in such artificial conditions as after high altitude nuclear bursts. The conditions that must hold for the effect of the ions not to be negligible are discussed, the FDTD scheme with ions is derived, and numerical experiments are provided to show that the effect of the ions may be significant when the ionosphere is disturbed by incident flows of γ or β rays.
      PubDate: 2020-02-07
  • Low-latency and high-throughput software turbo decoders on multi-core
    • Abstract: In the last few years, with the advent of a software-defined radio (SDR), the processor cores were stated to be an efficient solution to execute the physical layer components. Indeed, multi-core architectures provide both high-processing performance and flexibility, such that they are used in current base station systems instead of dedicated FPGA or ASIC devices. Currently, an extension of the SDR concept is running. Indeed, cloud platforms become attractive for the virtualization of radio access network functions. Actually, they improve the efficiency of the computational resource usage, and thus the global power efficiency. However, the implementation of a physical layer on a Cloud-RAN platform as discussed by Wubben and Paul (2016); Checko et al. (JAMA 17(1):405–426, 2015); Inc (2015); and Wubben et al. (JAMA 31(6):35–44, 2014) or FlexRAN platform as discussed by Wilson (2018); Foukas et al. (2017); Corp. (2017); Foukas et al. (2016) is a challenging task according to the drastic latency and throughput constraints as discussed by Yu et al. (2017) and Parvez (2018). Processing latencies from 10 μ s up to hundred of μ s are required for future digital communication systems. In this context, most of works about software implementations of ECC applications is based on massive frame parallelism to reach high throughput. Nonetheless, they produce unacceptable decoding latencies. In this paper, a new turbo decoder parallelization approach is proposed for x86 multi-core processors. It provides both: high-throughput and low-latency performances. In comparison with all CPU- and GPU-related works, the following results are observed: shorter processing latency, higher throughput, and lower energy consumption. Regarding to the best state-of-the-art x86 software implementations, 1.5 × to 2 × throughput improvements are reached, whereas a latency reduction of 50 × and an energy reduction of 2 × are observed.
      PubDate: 2020-02-01
  • Multidimensional frequency estimation using LU decomposition
           eigenvector–based algorithm
    • Abstract: Many algorithms have been proposed for multidimensional frequency estimation from a single snapshot or multiple snapshots of data mixture. Most of these algorithms fail when one or more identical frequencies are found in certain dimensions. In this paper, a multidimensional frequency estimation technique from a single datum snapshot is proposed. It applies LU decomposition (Gaussian Elimination) on an eigenvector-based algorithm for multidimensional frequency estimation. This proposed technique is simulated using a MATLAB code. The average root mean square error (RMSE) is investigated as a performance measure of the proposed technique. A comparison between original eigenvector-based (traditional) and the proposed techniques is introduced. The simulation results show that the RMSE of the proposed technique is less than the original one, and it has a more efficient solution for an identical frequency case but at the expense of complexity.
      PubDate: 2020-02-01
  • Exploiting capture and interference cancellation for uplink random
           multiple access in 5G millimeter-wave networks
    • Abstract: The forthcoming 5G technology aims to provide massive device connectivity and ultra-high capacity with reduced latency and costs. These features will be enabled by increasing the density of the base stations, using millimeter-wave (mmWave) bands, massive multiple-input multiple-output systems, and non-orthogonal multiple access techniques. The ability to support a large number of terminals in a small area is in fact a great challenge to guarantee massive access. In this context, this paper proposes a new receiver model for the uplink of 5G mmWave cellular networks. The receiver, called Iterative Decoding and Interference Cancellation (IDIC), is based on the Slotted Aloha (SA) protocol and exploits the capture effect alongside the successive IC process to resolve packet collisions. A 5G propagation scenario, modeled according to recent mmWave channel measurements, is used to compare IDIC with the widely adopted Contention Resolution Diversity SA (CRDSA) scheme to show the performance gain of IDIC, when elements of practical relevance, like imperfect cancellation and receive power diversity, are considered. The impact of packet and power diversity is also investigated to derive the preferable uplink random access strategy that maximizes the system throughput according to the offered channel load.
      PubDate: 2020-02-01
  • Traffic load–based cell selection for APCO25 conventional–based
           professional mobile radio
    • Abstract: Wireless communication between public safety officers is very important to transmit voice or data during emergency crises. When the public communication networks cannot provide services during crises, disasters, and high traffic cases, Professional or private mobile radio (PMR) such as Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO25) conventional systems are needed to improve the service quality and to provide uninterrupted service to the users. In this paper, we propose traffic-based cell selection algorithms for the APCO25 conventional systems to attach users to base stations in a balanced manner to reduce waiting time while establishing a connection. The simulation results of the proposed traffic load–based cell selection algorithms are illustrated in terms of the RSSI measurements counter, the number of connection requests, the average waiting time, and the number of re-selections for the APCO25 conventional systems.
      PubDate: 2019-10-12
  • Space-time code selection via particle swarm optimization
    • Abstract: In this paper, the space-time code selection technique for multiple-inputs single-output systems is optimized using particle swarm optimization. We considered both variable-rate and constant-rate strategies. For a variable-rate technique, we address the problems of minimizing the bit-error rate for a given throughput objective and maximizing the throughput for a given bit-error rate objective. For a constant-rate technique, we address the problem of minimizing the bit-error rate. Results show that it is possible to find BER and throughput values close to those required when using a variable-rate technique with optimized threshold levels. For the constant-rate technique, we obtain considerable energy to noise gains when using optimized threshold levels.
      PubDate: 2019-10-02
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