Airborne Communication Networks

  in Special Issue   Posted on August 17, 2017

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Submission Deadline: Mon 01 Jan 2018
Journal Impact Factor : 11.420
Journal Name : IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
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Paper submission: January 1, 2018
Acceptance notification: April 1, 2018
Final to publisher: May 1, 2018
Publication: Second quarter 2018

IEEE JSAC Special Issue on Airborne Communication Networks

Recent advances in sensor and communication technologies have witnessed an unprecedented application increase of the airborne communication networks in both military and civilian fields. Airborne communication networks are engineered to utilize spacecrafts and/or aircrafts, which are equipped with various types of transceivers and sensors, to build seamless communication access platforms. These spacecrafts and aircrafts include satellites, airships, airplanes, Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), and high/medium/low-altitude platforms (HAPs/MAPs/LAPs). Compared to terrestrial wireless networks, airborne communication networks have many distinctive features such as high dynamic network topologies and weakly connected communication links. Therefore, many standards, protocols, and design methodologies used in terrestrial wireless networks are not directly applicable to airborne communication networks. To address this, new techniques suitable for airborne communication networks need to be developed. This special issue solicits papers that address the following topics (but not limited to):

UAV communication
Heterogeneous airborne communication network
QoS and performance for airborne communication networks
Resource allocation for heterogeneous airborne networks
Dynamic networking and reconstruction of UAV communication network
Connectivity and robustness design and analysis of airborne communication networks
Coding, modulation and synchronization schemes for airborne communication networks
Satellite-aided UAV communication
Seamless integration of UAVs, near-space, and satellites networks

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