Recent Projects

Design, Development and Implementation of a Millimetre Wave Wireless Radio System Prototype for Giga-bit/sec Multimedia Applications
The research prject involves the identification of RF frontend non-idealities that will be considered in the design and providing efficient mitigation methods. Appropiate digital baseband modulation schemes are to be implemented on FPGA platform including 802.15.3c SC/FDE & OFDM transmissions at 60GHz. Rodolfo Gomes

Novel Antenna Beam Steering Methods for Wireless Applications The focus of this project is the development of antenna arrays with electronic beamforming steering capabilities for varies wireless communication applications. Methodologies include: Active metamaterials structures, Plasma Antennas and Fibreoptic true-time-delay systems. Joao Reis

Novel Metrocell 3D Radio Frequency (RF) Planning Tool for 4G and Smart Cities Applications
The University of South Wales is seeking funding to commercialise a novel Metrocell 3D Radio Frequency (RF) Planning Tool arising from research carried out by the WORIC unit. In collaboration with industry and end users, the project will prove the technical concept and validate the commercial case to support licensing of the intellectual property. Please “see here) for more details. Zaid Al-Daher

Measurements and modelling of EM fields and propagation modes in MM-Wave (60GHz) terrestrial networks
A statistical model based on a detailed GIS LiDAR DEM (click here to see an example) representation of urban wireless channel topographies and the prediction of electromagnetic (EM) propagation in fixed point-to-point and point-to-multipoint (LMDS) wireless links operating at millimeter wavelengths (specifically targeting 28, 40, 60 & 80GHz bands) has been developed, with potential applications to the characterization, design and deployment of point-to-point and point-to-multi-point fixed wireless networks. Please see here for details. Zaid Al-Daher

Analytical and experimental studies directed at the characterisation and modelling of vegetation media effects on propagation and radio system design
The effects and their associated complex propagation modes were extensively researched . An important study performed collaboratively with QinetiQ, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the University of Portsmouth [6] resulted in the establishment of a generic model for propagation through vegetation valid for 1-65GHz frequency range. The model was adopted by the ITU as ITU-R P.833-5. Jurgen Richter

Novel Tuneable lasers for metrology
Whippey Kess student with Cymtec Ltd- Daniel Rees

Free Space communications to UAV
EADS funded PhD Sara Carver

Coherent and incoherent light interactiosn in Human Adipose Tissue
Musuf Yusuf

Pulsed IR laser interactions with Human Tissue
Robert Regola