We would like to gratefully acknowledge the help and support received from friends, colleagues, support staff, and students, both past and present at iRadio Laboratory, University of Calgary, Calgary; Poly-GRAMES Research Center, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal; and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA. We are grateful to our great students and researchers; this book could not have been completed without their fruitful research. In addition, we would like to thank C. Heys and A. Congreve for their help in proofreading and formatting the manuscript, and Ivana d'Adamo for her administrative support. The authors would also like to thank the IEEE for their acceptance and courtesy in allowing them to reproduce several figures and illustrations published elsewhere in their journals and/or conferences.
Dr O. Hammi acknowledges the support provided by the Deanship of Scientific Research at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) under research grant IN121039.
Dr F. M. Ghannouchi and M. Helaoui acknowledge the main sponsors and financial supporters of the Intelligent Radio technology Laboratory (iRadio Lab), Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF), Alberta, Canada, the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program, and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Finally, we would like to profoundly thank our respective spouses; Ilhem, Asma, and Imen; and our kids for their understanding and patience throughout the many evenings ...