Our programme of research tackles both theoretical and fundamental communications problems as well as more practical issues of implementing and improving communications systems. Our work addresses a wide range of technologies including wireline, radio frequency and optical communications systems, as well as improving communications interfaces.
Our research will impact practically in the following ways:
- Efficient and higher bandwidth communications technologies to tackle the rapidly increasing demand for internet traffic
- Lower energy consumption technologies that reduce the carbon footprint of future communications networks
- Seamless and secure communications technologies and interfaces to improve the quality of human life
Recent Research Advances
- Developed a new "spatial modulation" technique for MIMO systems
- Designed reduced complexity MIMO sphere decoders
- Reduced the power consumption of cellular base stations for "green radio"
- Demonstrated visible light communication at Gbit/s data rates from LED lighting with spin-out company PureVLC.
- Enhanced telephone and internet services for customer banking
- Host the HARP high capacity cellular and HIATUS efficient spectrum EU FP7 programmes