Navigating crowded spectrum: ITU Journal invites research on advances in radiowave propagation

Navigating crowded spectrum: ITU Journal invites research on advances in radiowave propagation

By ITU News

“The ITU Journal is named ‘ICT Discoveries’ in recognition of the groundbreaking discoveries in information and communication technology (ICT) that have formed the basis for the work of ITU,” says ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao.

One of the best known of these discoveries proved radio waves’ feasibility as a communication medium.

Radiowave propagation enables mobile-wireless, fixed and satellite communication, radio and television broadcasting, satellite navigation, connected cars, global positioning systems, the monitoring of our environment, emergency communications, and even deep-space research. Radio has become essential to business and daily life, and critical to safety on land, at sea and in the sky.

But radio-frequency spectrum is a shared – and finite – global resource. Spectrum is in very high demand, the available spectrum is congested, and access to spectrum for commercial use is expensive.

Ensuring the efficient use of radio-frequency spectrum is central to ITU’s mandate. The omnipresence of radio services highlights the enduring importance of this work.

The journal is inviting submissions until 3 June 2019.

Innovation to increase spectral efficiency is fundamental to the sustainable growth of radiocommunications. Radio services must operate as efficiently as possible, using the minimum-possible amount of spectrum and avoiding interference with other services.

The third special issue of the ITU Journal will provide decision-makers in the public and private sector with a unique insight into the latest developments in radiowave propagation and prospects for future innovation.

Papers will highlight advances in propagation modelling and our understanding of related phenomena, addressing their implications for radio systems’ performance, availability and reliability, the efficient use of radiofrequency spectrum, and the planning of radio systems and networks.

Submissions will be organized into three tracks:

  1. Fundamentals of radiowave propagation
  2. Radiowave propagation modelling methods
  3. The impact of radiowave propagation modelling methods on link/network planning, optimization and reliability

Link to the journal's homepage.

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