Wireless Communications Research Group (WiCOM)

1. Introduction

Wireless Communications Research Group (WiCOM) is a research group funded by Ton Duc Thang University and belongs to the Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The objective of WiCOM is to propose research solutions to deploy 5G networks between 2020 and 2030. This can be done by improving spatial reuse through the dense deployment of small cells. Several other solutions should also be proposed for 5G to provide capacity improvements through the use of larger bandwidths, larger coverage and multi-antenna transmission.

2. Mission and vision

Wireless communications networks enable interaction between users of various types of equipment, either mobile or fixed and they are the foundation of the Internet. The mission of WiCOM is to conduct world-class research, train world-class graduates, create new technology. As a forerunner in its field, WiCOM will become a leading research group in Vietnam. In particular, WiCOM aims to develop and apply the novel system models in the field of wireless communication. Regarding other high-quality university-based research groups, WiCOM aims at producing peer-reviewed publications of the highest rank.

3. Research topics

• Energy harvesting (EH) enabled cooperative networks

• Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer for cognitive radio

• Device-to-device communication

• Massive MIMO

• Novel radio access technologies (RAT): SCMA/NOMA/GFDM/FBMC

4. Current members



Dr. Phuong T. Tran


• Head of Wireless Communications Research Group, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

• Lecturer, Faculty of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Wireless Communications, Information Theory, Digital Signal Processing, Cooperative Networks, Optimization in communications


Dr. Phu Tran Tin

Position: Member of Wireless Communications Research Group, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Wireless communication in 5G, Energy harvesting, Performance of cognitive radio and Physical layer security


Dr. Ha Duy Hung

Position: Member of Wireless Communications Research Group, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Wireless communication in 5G, Energy harvesting, Performance of cognitive radio and Physical layer security

5. Publications (ISI or Scopus only)

  1. Do D.-T., Nguyen H.-S., A tractable approach to analyzing the energy-aware two-way relaying networks in the presence of co-channel interference, Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Vol.2016, Issue 1, 2016.
  2. Nguyen H.-S., Bui A.-H., Do D.-T., Voznak M., Imperfect channel state information of AF and DF energy harvesting cooperative networks, China Communications, Vol.13, Issue 10, pp11-19, 2016.
  3. Nguyen T.N., Do D.-T., Tran P.T., Voznak M., Time switching for wireless communications with full-duplex relaying in imperfect CSI condition, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, Vol.10, Issue 9, pp 4223-4239, 2016.
  4. Nguyen H.-S., Do D.-T., Voznak M., Two-way relaying networks in green communications for 5G: Optimal throughput and tradeoff between relay distance on power splitting-based and time switching-based relaying SWIPT, AEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications, Vol.70, Issue 12, pp 1637-1644, 2016.
  5. Luan N.T., Do D.-T., A new look at AF two-way relaying networks: energy harvesting architecture and impact of co-channel interference, Annales des Telecommunications/Annals of Telecommunications, pp 1-10, 2017.
  6. Xinh N.X., Do D.-T., An adaptive-harvest-then-transmit protocol for wireless powered communications: Multiple antennas system and performance analysis, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, Vol.11, Issue 4, pp 1889-1910, 2017.
  7. Nguyen K.-T., Do D.-T., Voznak M., An optimal analysis in wireless powered full-duplex relaying network, Radioengineering, Vol.26, Issue 1, pp369-375, 2017.
  8. Xuan-Xinh Nguyen and Dinh-Thuan Do, Bidirectional Communication in Full Duplex Wireless-Powered Relaying Networks: Time-Switching Protocol and Performance Analysis, Wireless Personal Communications, 2017.
  9. Nam P.M., Do D.-T., Tung N.T., Tin P.T., Energy harvesting assisted cognitive radio: random location-based transceivers scheme and performance analysis, Telecommunication Systems, pp 1-10, 2017.
  10. Nguyen T.N., Duy T.T., Luu G.-T., Tran P.T., Voznak M., Energy harvesting-based spectrum access with incremental cooperation, relay selection and hardware noises, Radioengineering, Vol.26, Issue 1, pp 240-250, 2017.
  11. Hoang-Sy Nguyen, Dinh-Thuan Do, Thanh-Sang Nguyen & Miroslav Voznak, Exploiting hybrid time switching-based and power splitting-based relaying protocol in wireless powered communication networks with outdated channel state information, Automatika, 2017.
  12. Nguyen X.-X., Do D.-T., Maximum harvested energy policy in full-duplex relaying networks with SWIPT, International Journal of Communication Systems, 2017.
  13. Nguyen T.N., Tran P.T., Hoang H.-G., Nguyen H.-S., Voznak M., On the performance of decode-and-forward half-duplex relaying with time switching based energy harvesting in the condition of hardware impairment, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol.538 AISC, pp 421-430, 2017.
  14. Nguyen T.N., Tran P.T., Nguyen H.-S., Do D.-T., Voznak M., On the performance of a wireless powered communication system using a helping relay, Radioengineering, Vol.26, Issue 3, pp 860-868, 2017.
  15. Xuan-Xinh Nguyen and Dinh-Thuan Do, Optimal power allocation and throughput performance of full-duplex DF relaying networks with wireless power transfer-aware channel, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2017.
  16. Nguyen H.-S., Voznak M., Nguyen M.-T., Sevcik L., Performance analysis with wireless power transfer constraint policies in full-duplex relaying networks, Elektronika ir Elektrotechnika, Vol.23, Issue 4, pp70-76, 2017.
  17. Phu T.T., Dang T.H., Tran T.D., Voznak M., Security-reliability analysis of noma-based multi-hop relay networks in presence of an active eavesdropper with imperfect eavesdropping CSI, Advances in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Vol.15, Special Issue, pp 591-597, 2017. 
  18. Nguyen H.-S., Do D.-T., Bui A.-H., Voznak M., Self-Powered Wireless Two-Way Relaying Networks: Model and Throughput Performance with Three Practical Schemes,Wireless Personal Communications, pp1-19, 2017.
  19. Nguyen H.-S., Nguyen T.-S., Voznak M., Successful transmission probability of cognitive device-to-device communications underlaying cellular networks in the presence of hardware impairments, Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Vol.2017, Issue 1, 2017.
  20. Do D.-T., Nguyen H.-S., Voznak M., Nguyen T.-S., Wireless powered relaying networks under imperfect channel state information: System performance and optimal policy for instantaneous rate, Radioengineering, Vol.26, Issue 3, pp 869-877, 2017. 
  21. Phu Tran Tin, T.H.Q.Minh, Tan N.Nguyen and Miroslav Voznak, System Performance Analysis of Half-Duplex Relay Network over Rician fading channel, Telkomnika, Vol.16, Issue 1, pp189-199, 2018.
  22. Tan N. Nguyen, T.H.Q.Minh, Phuong T. Tran and Miroslav Voznak, Adaptive Energy Harvesting Relaying Protocol for Two-Way Half Duplex System Network over Rician Fading Channels, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing,Vol. 2018, 2018. 
  23. Miroslav Voznak, Tran Hoang Quang Minh, Tan N. Nguyen, The System Performance of Half-Duplex Relay
    Network under Effect of Interference Noise
    , Journal of advanced engineering and computation, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp 18-29, 2018.
  24. Tan N. Nguyen, Phuong T. Tran, Tran Hoang Quang Minh, Miroslav Voznak, Lukas Sevcik, Two-Way Half Duplex Decode and Forward Relaying Network with Hardware Impairment over Rician Fading Channel: System Performance Analysis, Elektronika ir Elektrotechnika, Vol.24, Issue 2, pp 74-78, 2018.
  25. Hoang-Sy Nguyen, Thanh-Sang Nguyen, Minh-Tung Nguyen, Miroslav Voznak, Optimal Time Switching-Based Policies for Efficient Transmit Power in Wireless Energy Harvesting Small Cell Cognitive Relaying Networks, Wireless Personal Communications, Vol.99, Issue 4, pp 1605-1624, 2018.
  26. Hoang-Sy Nguyen, Thanh-Sang Nguyen, Viet-Tri Vo, MiroslavVoznak, Hybrid full-duplex/half-duplex relay selection scheme with optimal power under individual power constraints and energy harvesting, Computer Communications, Vol.124, pp 31-44, 2018.