Vol. 64, No. 4, 2021 Cover Contents

Special Focus on Wireless Communications with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
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A survey of prototype and experiment for UAV communications
Song, Qingheng; Zeng, Yong; Xu, Jie; Jin, Shi
Sci China Inf Sci, 2021, 64(4): 140301
Keywords: UAV communications; prototype development; channel model; energy efficiency; UAV-enabled communications platforms; cellular-connected UAVs
Cite as: Song Q H, Zeng Y, Xu J, et al. A survey of prototype and experiment for UAV communications. Sci China Inf Sci, 2021, 64(4): 140301, doi: 10.1007/s11432-020-3030-2

Special Focus on Wireless Communications with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
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Application of NOMA for cellular-connected UAVs: opportunities and challenges
New, Wee Kiat; Leow, Chee Yen; Navaie, Keivan; Sun, Yanshi; Ding, Zhiguo
Sci China Inf Sci, 2021, 64(4): 140302
Keywords: cellular-connected UAVs; non-orthogonal multiple access; signal characteristics; aerial user rate; terrestrial user rate
Cite as: New W K, Leow C Y, Navaie K, et al. Application of NOMA for cellular-connected UAVs: opportunities and challenges. Sci China Inf Sci, 2021, 64(4): 140302, doi: 10.1007/s11432-020-2986-8

Special Focus on Wireless Communications with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
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Energy-efficient design for mmWave-enabled NOMA-UAV networks
Pang, Xiaowei; Tang, Jie; Zhao, Nan; Zhang, Xiuyin; Qian, Yi
Sci China Inf Sci, 2021, 64(4): 140303
Keywords: energy efficiency; hybrid precoding; millimeter-wave; non-orthogonal multiple access; placement optimization; power allocation; unmanned aerial vehicle
Cite as: Pang X W, Tang J, Zhao N, et al. Energy-efficient design for mmWave-enabled NOMA-UAV networks. Sci China Inf Sci, 2021, 64(4): 140303, doi: 10.1007/s11432-020-2985-8

Special Focus on Wireless Communications with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
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Resource and trajectory optimization in UAV-powered wireless communication system
Lu, Weidang; Si, Peiyuan; Lu, Fangwei; Li, Bo; Liu, Zilong; Hu, Su; Gong, Yi
Sci China Inf Sci, 2021, 64(4): 140304
Keywords: UAV; wireless power transfer; trajectory optimization; resource allocation
Cite as: Lu W D, Si P Y, Lu F W, et al. Resource and trajectory optimization in UAV-powered wireless communication system. Sci China Inf Sci, 2021, 64(4): 140304, doi: 10.1007/s11432-020-3060-4

Special Focus on Wireless Communications with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
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Leveraging partially overlapping channels for intra- and inter-coalition communication in cooperative UAV swarms
Yao, Kailing; Xu, Yuhua; Li, Hong; Chen, Jin; Zhang, Shihua; Yu, Xingyue
Sci China Inf Sci, 2021, 64(4): 140305
Keywords: UAV swarm; coalition; partially overlapping channel; learning algorithm; game theory
Cite as: Yao K L, Xu Y H, Li H, et al. Leveraging partially overlapping channels for intra- and inter-coalition communication in cooperative UAV swarms. Sci China Inf Sci, 2021, 64(4): 140305, doi: 10.1007/s11432-020-3012-3

Special Focus on Wireless Communications with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
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A large-scale clustering and 3D trajectory optimization approach for UAV swarms
Ma, Ting; Zhou, Haibo; Qian, Bo; Fu, Aiyong
Sci China Inf Sci, 2021, 64(4): 140306
Keywords: large-scale UAV swarms; clustering; super-CH selection; 3D trajectory design
Cite as: Ma T, Zhou H B, Qian B, et al. A large-scale clustering and 3D trajectory optimization approach for UAV swarms. Sci China Inf Sci, 2021, 64(4): 140306, doi: 10.1007/s11432-020-3013-1

Special Focus on Wireless Communications with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
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Performance analysis of dual-hop UAV relaying systems over mixed fluctuating two-ray and Nakagami-m fading channels
Zhang, Yongshun; Zhang, Jiayi; Peppas, Kostas P.; Ai, Bo
Sci China Inf Sci, 2021, 64(4): 140307
Keywords: Dual-hop relaying; UAV; fluctuating two-ray; performance analysis; fading channel
Cite as: Zhang Y S, Zhang J Y, Peppas K P, et al. Performance analysis of dual-hop UAV relaying systems over mixed fluctuating two-ray and Nakagami-m fading channels. Sci China Inf Sci, 2021, 64(4): 140307, doi: 10.1007/s11432-020-2965-9