Recent Advances in Full-Duplex Radios and Networks

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2016

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Recent Advances in Full-Duplex Radios and Networks.

With the explosive growth of wireless communications, frequency resources become more and more scarce, considering the dramatically increasing demands for higher communication rates. However, by examining the existed duplex modes, e.g., time division duplex (TDD) and frequency division duplex (FDD), it is observed that more than half of the resources are wasted due to the “half-duplex” constraints, as well as the uses of guard zones in the time or frequency domain to avoid interference from neighbor time slots or frequency bands. Therefore, efficient utilization of the expensive frequency resources to provide high spectrum-efficient communications becomes one of the most important challenges in the design of the next generation wireless communication systems.

In academia, it has long been known that full-duplex (FD) allows radios to simultaneously transmit and receive simultaneously and frequency, can potentially double the spectrum efficiency of single-link wireless communications. Unfortunately, severe self-interference (SI) from the transmitter to the local receiver at the same radio is the key obstacle for the implementations of FD radios. Adopting FD radios will also introduce extra inter- and intra-cell interferences to the multi-cell cellular networks. Therefore suppressing the undesired SI at the FD radios and manage the intricate interferences in the newly mixed-duplex networks is the most critical challenge for the implementation of FD techniques.

This Special Section in IEEE Access invites researchers who are working on research challenges to SI cancellation for FD radios, designs and optimizations for various FD communication protocols, and implementations of FD radios and networks. This Special Section will mainly focus on, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Propagation-domain SI suppression
  • Analog-circuit-domain SI cancellation techniques
  • Digital-domain SI cancellation techniques
  • Information theoretical fundamental of FD wireless communications
  • Precoding design for FD multiple-antenna systems
  • FD relaying strategies
  • Physical layer network security in the FD communications
  • Energy efficient design of FD communications
  • Spectrum sharing and aggregation with FD radios
  • FD wireless-powered communications
  • Throughput analysis for FD cellular networks
  • Throughput analysis for FD ad hoc networks
  • FD MAC layer protocol design and analysis
  • Routing protocol for FD networks
  • Flexible duplex schemes
  • Demo and experimental results for FD systems


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Associate Editor: Chuan Huang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Guest Editors:
1. Lingjia Liu, University of Kansas, USA
2. Bin Xia, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
3. Chin Keong Ho, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, Singapore
4. Jingon Joung, Chung-Ang University, Korea


IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

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For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact: Bora M. Onat, Managing Editor, IEEE Access (Phone: (732) 562-6036,