1st Edition

Array Beamforming Enabled Wireless Communications

    464 Pages 145 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book investigates the most advanced theories and methodologies of array beamforming, with a focus on antenna array enabled wireless communication technology.

    Combining with the current development needs and trends of wireless communication technology around the world, the authors explore the potentials and challenges of large-scale antenna array beamforming technology in next-generation mobile communication and some important emerging application scenarios. The book first introduces the basic structure of antenna array hierarchical codebook and channel estimation with high dimensionality, with which the time cost of searching the channel information can be effectively reduced. It then explicates high-efficiency beamforming transmission methods for point-to-point transmission, full-duplex point-to-point transmission, and point-to-multipoint transmission where array beamforming enabled non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) technologies for typical two-user systems and general multi-user systems are emphasized. The book also discusses array beamforming enabled unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) communications and array beamforming enabled space/air/ground communications, with the uniqueness and relative solutions for single UAV systems and multi-UAV networks being analyzed.

    This will be a vital reference for researchers, students, and professionals interested in wireless communications, array beamforming, and millimeter-wave communications.

    1. Fundamentals of Array Beamforming  2. Codebook Based Beamforming and Channel Estimation  3. Array Beamforming for Point-to-Point Transmission  4. Array Beamforming Enabled Full-Duplex Transmission  5. Array Beamforming Enabled 2-User NOMA  6. Array Beamforming Enabled Multi-User NOMA  7. Array Beamforming Enabled UAV Communications  8. Array Beamforming Enabled UAV Networking  9. Antenna Array Enabled Space/Air/Ground Communications


    Zhenyu Xiao is a full professor at the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beihang University, China. His main research directions are millimeter-wave communications, array signal processing, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) communications, satellite communications, and SAGIN.

    Lipeng Zhu is a Research Fellow at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore. His research interest is millimeter-wave communications, non-orthogonal multiple access, and UAV communications.

    Lin Bai is a full professor at the School of Cyber Science and Technology, Beihang University, China. His research interests include multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), the Internet of Things (IoT), and UAV communications.

    Xiang-Gen Xia is the Charles Black Evans Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware, USA. His current research interests include space-time coding, MIMO and OFDM systems, digital signal processing, and SAR and ISAR imaging.