PhD Opportunity: High-Speed Optical Wireless Communication in an Indoor Environment

PhD Supervisor: Dr Majid Safari
Application Deadline: 30/09/2013
Funding Availability: Open to UK/EU/Overseas applicants. Studentships will cover University fees (at UK/EU or overseas rate), plus a stipend for 3.5 years at the enhanced EPSRC rate (£14,640 for 2013/14).

Research Area: Digital Communications

Project description: As demands for data access are rapidly growing and the RF wireless spectrum is already congested, Optical Wireless Communication emerges as an alternative solution for today’s high-speed data connection. In particular, in an indoor environment, visible light communication can provide solutions for a number of applications such as data access and indoor localization by integrating lighting and data communication.

In this project, we will study different algorithms and communication techniques to provide reliable high-speed optical wireless communication in an indoor environment. We will investigate the optimum design of communication algorithms and transmitter/receiver structures for different applications. We are particularly interested in the efficient use of the degree-of-freedom provided by the array of LED sources at the transmitter side. This research will involve different topics such as information theory, communication techniques, and optics.

Eligibility and qualifications: Enthusiastic and self-motivated candidates are sought with a background in applied mathematics and electrical engineering. Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit: a first class or upper second class honours undergraduate degree (or International equivalent) is the minimum qualification requirement.

Please apply via the ‘Apply’ button below.

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Select the Research Area: Digital Communications and clearly state on your application form which project you are applying for and the relevant supervisor.

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