Research | Recent projects

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 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. Click here for more details.
Zaid Muhi-Eldeen 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 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 characterisation, design and deployment of point-to-point and point-to-multi-point fixed wireless networks. Click here for more details.
Zaid Muhi-Eldeen Al-Daher


60GHz Backhaul Case Studies

This case study covers the installation and performance of a Liberator V-320 link installation at the Glamorgan Campus at the University of South Wales by Sub10 Systems. This is part of a collaborative programme with the University providing multiple links across the campuses. Working primarily with Radiowave Propagation and System Design Research Unit (RPSDRU), which is part of WORIC. More details can be found here: http://www.sub10systems.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Sub10-Case-Study-60GHz-University-of-South-Wales-Link-1.pdf
Zaid Muhi-Eldeen 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 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.
Dr Jurgen Richter


Novel Tuneable lasers for metrology

Daniel Rees


Free Space communications to UAV

EADS funded PhD Sara Carver. The project is to design a free space modulating retro reflector (MRR) to communicate to UAV’s, which is light weight, has fast modulation speeds and low power consumption operating at 1550nm. Modulators we are looking in to are the electro-absorption modulator (EAM) and the surface plasmon polariton (SPP) effect.


Coherent and incoherent light interactiosn in Human Adipose Tissue

Musuf Yusuf


Pulsed IR laser interactions with Human Tissue

The proposed concept of this project is to try and understand the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with human cells in particular adipose cells. The wavelengths will cover the range from the visible to near infra-red. The spectrum will cover approximately 400nm to 1400nm.

Robert Regola