Achieving accurate location-awareness in wireless networks requires integrated sensing and communication (ISAC), where optimization, signal processing, and data fusion are performed under a common framework. The efficiency of ISAC in complex wireless environments can be improved via the use of reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs). This paper introduces the concept of continuous intelligent surface (CIS) and establishes the fundamental limits of RIS-aided ISAC systems, specifically, an RIS-aided localization and communication system. In particular, this paper considers two types of RISs, namely CISs and discrete intelligent surfaces (DISs). First, this paper proposes a general signal model for RIS-aided localization and communication valid for both near-field and far-field scenarios, and then theoretical limits on the localization and communication performance are derived. Based on the proposed model, Fisher information analyses of the localization performance in networks with RISs are performed. Numerical results show that RISs with optimized phase responses can improve the received signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and spectral efficiency of communication, and the localization accuracy significantly.

Location Awareness in Beyond 5G Networks via Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces

Conti, Andrea
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2022

Abstract

Achieving accurate location-awareness in wireless networks requires integrated sensing and communication (ISAC), where optimization, signal processing, and data fusion are performed under a common framework. The efficiency of ISAC in complex wireless environments can be improved via the use of reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs). This paper introduces the concept of continuous intelligent surface (CIS) and establishes the fundamental limits of RIS-aided ISAC systems, specifically, an RIS-aided localization and communication system. In particular, this paper considers two types of RISs, namely CISs and discrete intelligent surfaces (DISs). First, this paper proposes a general signal model for RIS-aided localization and communication valid for both near-field and far-field scenarios, and then theoretical limits on the localization and communication performance are derived. Based on the proposed model, Fisher information analyses of the localization performance in networks with RISs are performed. Numerical results show that RISs with optimized phase responses can improve the received signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and spectral efficiency of communication, and the localization accuracy significantly.
2022
Wang, Ziyi; Liu, Zhenyu; Shen, Yuan; Conti, Andrea; Win, Moe Z.
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