Radar sensing, wireless communications and localization are the most common civil and military applications via radio frequency signals for decades. Recently, with the wide deployment of mm-Wave and massive MIMO in 5G and beyond, the integration of radar sensing, localization and communications (ISLC) holds great potential in many spectra and cost limited scenarios by realizing dual/multiple functions besides communication, such as autonomous vehicles networking, WiFi-based indoor localization, collaborative sensing, etc.
Research efforts are well underway to address the issues arising with communication, localization and radar spectrum sharing, as well as the design of dual/multi-functional radar communications, to make full use of radio frequencies that are usually designed for only a single function. However, many challenges arise when wireless communication meets radar sensing and localization, such as the unified theoretical frameworks, the fundamental performance limits, the waveform design, and the signal processing in the integration of multi-function systems including localization, detection, imaging and communication, as well as prototype implementations.
The goal of this special issue is to solicit the development of new integration strategies and architectures among communication, localization and radar systems that leverage the wealth of joint spectrum sharing technologies as well as of new signal processing procedures to improve spectrum utilization.
Lead Guest Editor
Tingting Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China
Yuan Shen, Tsinghua University, China
Pan Cao, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Jiancun Fan, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Xiangwei Zhou, Louisiana State University, USA