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dc.contributor.authorAbadal Cavallé, Sergi
dc.contributor.authorLiaskos, Christos
dc.contributor.authorTsioliaridou, Ageliki
dc.contributor.authorIoannidis, Sotiris
dc.contributor.authorPitsillides, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorSolé Pareta, Josep
dc.contributor.authorAlarcón Gallo, Eduardo
dc.contributor.authorCabellos Aparicio, Alberto
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors
dc.identifier.citationAbadal, S., Liaskos, C., Tsioliaridou, A., Ioannidis, S., Pitsillides, A., Solé-Pareta, J., Alarcon, E., A. C. Computing and communications for the software-defined metamaterial paradigm: a context analysis. "IEEE access", 1 Gener 2017, vol. 5, p. 6225-6235.
dc.description.abstractMetamaterials are artificial structures that have recently enabled the realization of novel electromagnetic components with engineered and even unnatural functionalities. Existing metamaterials are specifically designed for a single application working under preset conditions (e.g., electromagnetic cloaking for a fixed angle of incidence) and cannot be reused. Software-defined metamaterials (SDMs) are a much sought-after paradigm shift, exhibiting electromagnetic properties that can be reconfigured at runtime using a set of software primitives. To enable this new technology, SDMs require the integration of a network of controllers within the structure of the metamaterial, where each controller interacts locally and communicates globally to obtain the programmed behavior. The design approach for such controllers and the interconnection network, however, remains unclear due to the unique combination of constraints and requirements of the scenario. To bridge this gap, this paper aims to provide a context analysis from the computation and communication perspectives. Then, analogies are drawn between the SDM scenario and other applications both at the micro and nano scales, identifying possible candidates for the implementation of the controllers and the intra-SDM network. Finally, the main challenges of SDMs related to computing and communications are outlined.
dc.format.extent11 p.
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Radiocomunicació i exploració electromagnètica::Antenes i agrupacions d'antenes
dc.subject.lcshMicrowave antennas
dc.subject.otherSoftware-defined metamaterials
dc.subject.otherApproximate computing
dc.titleComputing and communications for the software-defined metamaterial paradigm: a context analysis
dc.subject.lemacAntenes de microones
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CBA - Sistemes de Comunicacions i Arquitectures de Banda Ampla
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. SEPIC - Sistemes Electrònics de Potència i de Control
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.authorAbadal, S.; Liaskos, C.; Tsioliaridou, A.; Ioannidis, S.; Pitsillides, A.; Solé-Pareta, J.; Alarcon, E.; Cabellos-Aparicio, Albert
upcommons.citation.publicationNameIEEE access

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