Some of the current projects in conjunction with the SPM group.
This is a hardware device designed to be used in the design and testing of wireless MIMO communications systems. It is connected to a PC via USB 2.0 or ethernet and uses an on-board FPGA to allow implementation of algorithms in logic, together with provision for multiple radio modules.
These projects are focussed on providing software solutions to assist the mapping of algorithmic solutions to actual implementations in hardware devices. This includes bit accurate modelling of numerical systems in limited precision, analysis of those simulations, and generation of test data for verification with hardware implementations in ASICs and FPGAs.
Orthgonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
is core to emerging and future wireless systems. Of note,
802.16, 802.20 and 3GPP LTE all depend upon OFDM.
The goal of this project is to generate core expertise in
this area, publish in leading conferences and journals
while securing valuable IP for the project participants.
Numerous ASIC prototypes will result.
Lattice-reduction-aided detection (LRAD) has been identified as a way of improving the
performance of linear detection strategies imperative for low complexity MIMO detection.
SBAM is a series of libraries that enable high level algorithms to be easily simulated in
various reduced precision number formats. Support is provided to enable porting of Matlab
and IT++ simulations with minimal changes to code.