2-5 July 2023, Hanoi, Vietnam


IEEE SPS Dr. Daniel Benevides da Costa (Technology Innovation Institute, United Arab Emirates)
Title: Rate-Splitting Multiple Access: Recent Advances from a Polarimetric Perspective

Abstract: This tutorial will be divided into three parts. In the first part, I will briefly introduce the fundamentals of rate-splitting multiple access, showing its features and how it can softly bridge and unify other existing multiple access strategies. In the second part, it will be shown that the polarization domain can provide an extra degree of freedom (DoF) for improving the performance of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems. Then, it will be discussed this additional DoF to alleviate practical issues of successive interference cancellation (SIC) in RSMA schemes. Specifically, it will be presented three dual-polarized downlink transmission approaches for a massive MIMO-RSMA network under the effects of polarization interference and residual errors of imperfect SIC. The first approach implements polarization multiplexing for transmitting the users' data messages, which removes the need to execute SIC in the reception. The second approach transmits replicas of users' messages in the two polarizations, which enables users to exploit diversity through the polarization domain. The third approach, in its turn, employs the original SIC-based RSMA technique per polarization, and this allows the BS to transmit two independent superimposed data streams simultaneously. It will be shown that the performance of all RSMA schemes is impressively higher than that of single and dual-polarized massive MIMO systems employing non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) and orthogonal multiple access (OMA) techniques. In the third part of this tutorial, the potential synergy between intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) and RSMA will be discussed, in which it will be exploited the advanced capabilities of dual-polarized IRS for unleashing an enhanced RSMA polarization multiplexing. Results will show that IRS-MIMO-RSMA can efficiently mitigate detrimental depolarization phenomena and outperform other baseline schemes. The tutorial will be concluded by discussing potential open problems and research challenges on the theme.

Biography: Daniel Benevides da Costa was born in Fortaleza, Ceará , Brazil, in 1981. He received the B.Sc. degree in Telecommunications from the Military Institute of Engineering (IME), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2003, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering, Area: Telecommunications, from the University of Campinas, SP, Brazil, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. His Ph.D thesis was awarded the Best Ph.D. Thesis in Electrical Engineering by the Brazilian Ministry of Education (CAPES) at the 2009 CAPES Thesis Contest. From 2008 to 2009, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with INRS-EMT, University of Quebec, Montreal, QC, Canada. From 2010 to 2022, he was with the Federal University of Ceará, Brazil. From January 2019 to April 2019, he was Visiting Professor at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland, with financial support from Nokia Foundation. He was awarded with the prestigious Nokia Visiting Professor Grant. From May 2019 to August 2019, he was with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, as a Visiting Faculty, and from September 2019 to November 2019, he was a Visiting Researcher at Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey. From 2021 to 2022, he was Full Professor at the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech), Taiwan. Since 2022, he is Principal Researcher of the AI and Digital Science Research Center at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a global research center and the applied pillar of Abu Dhabi's Advanced Technology Research Council. He is Editor of several IEEE journals and has acted as Symposium/Track Co-Chair in numerous IEEE flagship conferences.
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