IEEE Access Special Section Editorial: Nano-Antennas, Nano-Transceivers and Nano-Networks/Communications

Qammer Hussain Abbasi, Akram Alomainy, Josep Miquel Jornet, Chong Han, Yifan Chen
2018 IEEE Access  
Nanotechnology is enabling the development of devices on a scale ranging from one to a few hundred nanometers. At this scale, novel nanomaterials and nanoparticles show new properties and behaviors not observed at the microscopic level. In the future, networks of nano-devices will be a key component of almost every field of our society, with applications in biomedicine, environmental protection, entertainment, homeland security, and beyond. In order to enable nano-devices to communicate with
more » ... communicate with each other, many fundamental challenges need to be addressed. As the functional devices shrink into nano-scale, design, fabrication and control of the systems impose novel design principles which greatly differ from that of the macro. Electromagnetic (EM) communication in the Terahertz (THz) band (0.1-10 THz) enabled by graphene-based plasmonic nano-transceivers and nano-antennas has been suggested as one of the possible approaches for communication among these devices. This Special Section in IEEE ACCESS is dedicated to all aspects of nanoscale communications including transceiver and antenna design in addition to communication and networking solutions, as well as novel paradigm, e.g., Hybrid Molecular/EM communication systems. This Special Section consists of six article contributions covering a variety of topics in line with the Call for Papers: In (invited article) "Modeling and performance analysis of metallic plasmonic nano-antennas for wireless optical communication in nanonetworks" by Mona Nafari et. al., the authors modeled metallic plasmonic nano-antennas for wireless optical communication. They developed a mathematical framework to investigate the performance in transmission and reception of metallic nano-dipole antennas and validated the analytical model by means of simulations with COMSOL Multi-physics. This developed framework will guide the design and development of novel nano-antennas suited for wireless optical communication. In ( invited article) "Cooperative in-vivo nanonetwork communication at terahertz frequencies" by Qammer H. Abbasi et. al., the authors present, a novel concept of cooperative communication for in-vivo nano network in order to the communication among nano devices. System outage probability performance is conducted for various parameters including relay placement, number of 8270 2169-3536
doi:10.1109/access.2018.2805578 fatcat:4ye7ntd3mzek7d7ai2orualqe4