Workload characterization of programmable metasurfaces

Taqua Saeed, Sergi Abadal, Christos Liaskos, Andreas Pitsillides, Hamidreza Taghvaee, Albert Cabellos-Aparicio, Marios Lestas, Eduard Alarcón

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Abstract

Metasurfaces are envisaged to play a key role in next-generation wireless systems due to their powerful control over electromagnetic waves. The last decade has witnessed huge advances in this regard, shifting from static to programmable metasurfaces. The HyperSurface (HSF) paradigm takes one step further by integrating a network of controllers within the device with the aim of adding intelligence, connectivity, and autonomy. However, little is known about the traffic that this network will have to support as the target electromagnetic function or boundary conditions change. In this paper, we lay down the foundations of a methodology to characterize the workload of programmable metasurfaces and then employ it to analyze the case of beam steering HSFs. We observe that traffic is bursty and highly dependent on the position of the target. These results will enable the early-stage evaluation of intra-HSF networks, as well as the estimation of the system performance and cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication, NANOCOM 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450368971
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event6th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication, NANOCOM 2019 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 25 Sept 201927 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 6th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication, NANOCOM 2019

Conference

Conference6th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication, NANOCOM 2019
Country/TerritoryIreland
CityDublin
Period25/09/1927/09/19

Keywords

  • Integrated Network
  • Programmable Metasurface
  • Traffic Analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Communication
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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