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Comprehensive Link-Level Simulator for Terahertz MIMO Integrated Sensing and Communication Systems with TDD Framework
  • Hanchen Shi,
  • Chuang Yang,
  • Mugen Peng
Hanchen Shi

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Terahertz (THz) integrated sensing and communication (ISAC) with multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) architecture is recognized as a promising interdisciplinary technology for ultra-high-rate mobile communications since the systems enable narrow beam tracking which is necessary in the THz band. In this work, a link-level simulator for THz MIMO ISAC in time-division duplex (TDD) operation is proposed to design and analyze mobile systems. Compared to the simulators in the literature, the proposed simulator is more practical and comprehensive, employing two-dimensional motion simulation instead of numerical evaluation, and considering THz characteristics such as wideband echo, multipath components and molecular absorption. Specifically, the simulator supports the standard orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) and discrete Fourier transform spread OFDM (DFT-s-OFDM) waveforms for sensing and communication simultaneously. Trade-offs between communication and sensing metrics required for waveform numerology design are investigated. In particular, by exploiting TDD framework's integration capability, range-velocity-angle estimation with virtual array and sensing-aided downlink spatial multiplexing are co-designed. Additionally, a user interface with elaborate parameter configuration is introduced. Finally, we implement an urban vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) application case to verify the simulator. The simulation results present the feasibility of the developed integrated architecture.
23 Jan 2024Submitted to TechRxiv
26 Jan 2024Published in TechRxiv