Wireless Communication Based on Information Metasurfaces

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Jun Yan Dai
  • Wankai Tang
  • Ming Zheng Chen
  • Qiang Cheng
  • Shi Jin
  • Tie Jun Cui

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1493-1510
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume69
Issue number3
Online published8 Feb 2021
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Abstract

Metasurface has great capabilities in tailoring the electromagnetic (EM) waves in a controllable way owing to the carefully designed and arranged subwavelength meta-atoms. In this review paper, the digital version of metasurface, information metasurface (IM), is systematically introduced with its application in wireless communications. IM extends the research scope of metasurface from physics to the information perspective, in which the meta-atoms are represented by using digital codes “0” and “1” to characterize the EM responses. It can achieve programmable controls of EM waves in real time by integrating with the field-programmable gate array (FPGA). On the other hand, the digital coding strategy bridges the physical world and digital world, and further make the metasurface realize direct information processing. With the outstanding advantages, IMs have shown great potentials to bring revolutionary applications in wireless communications. In this article, the basic concepts and principles of IMs and their programmable features are presented first. Then it focuses on the IM-based new architecture transmitters, as well as the IM-integrated wireless networks in more detail. Finally, the current progress and the future directions of IMs in the wireless communications are respectively summarized.

Research Area(s)

  • Channel coding, Digital coding, Encoding, information metasurface (IM), Licenses, metasurface, Metasurfaces, new transmitter architecture, PIN photodiodes, Real-time systems, smart wireless networks, time coding, Wireless communication, wireless communications.

Citation Format(s)

Wireless Communication Based on Information Metasurfaces. / Dai, Jun Yan; Tang, Wankai; Chen, Ming Zheng; Chan, Chi Hou; Cheng, Qiang; Jin, Shi; Cui, Tie Jun.

In: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 69, No. 3, 03.2021, p. 1493-1510.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review