The communications and signal processing societies are welcoming the research trend of integrating radar/sensing with communications as a new era of information technology, which triggers a vast number of innovative applications such as autonomous vehicles, intelligent street lights, wearable Internet of Things (IoT) devices, indoor positioning, next-generation mobile phones, etc. This emerging avenue of research is typically referred to as Integrated Sensing and Communication (ISAC).
The ISAC can be implemented through a synergistic design of communications and radar/sensing systems with shared spectral and hardware resources, wherein the strategies of cohabitation designs and/or dynamic spectrum allocation/access with interference suppression or management are mainly devised. The ISAC can also be implemented from a co-design perspective, wherein the communications and radar/sensing systems are able to operate in parallel with jointly optimized performance. In essence, ISAC can acquire two main advantages over dedicated sensing and communication functionalities: 1) Integration gain to efficiently utilize congested resources, and even more interestingly, 2) Coordination gain to balance multi-functional performance or/and perform mutual assistance. It is worth noting that the rapid evolution of ISAC also illustrates a possible future dual-functional network to enable novel services for civilians, in which sensing collects and extracts information from the noisy observation, while communication is to transfer information via specifically tailored signals and recover it.
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Prof. Athina Petropulu, Rutgers University, USA
Prof. Christos Masouros, University College London, England
Taneli Riihonen, Tampere University, Finland ;
Weijie Yuan, Southern University of Science and Technology, China ;
Yongzhe Li, Beijing Institute of Technology, China;
Yuanhao Cui, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China (firstname.lastname@example.org)