New Methods and Microelectronics for Wireless Communications Systems

Funding Source

Details

Source:Australian Research Council
Duration:2005-2009
Industry Partner:Agere Systems Australia
Scholarships:2 APAI
Postdocs:1

Projects Funded

Future Wireless

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.

Sub-Projects

MCMC MIMO Detection

Details Pending.

MCMC Multi-User Detection

The application of Metropolis-Hastings and Gibbs Sampling algorithms to CDMA Multi-User Detection. This approach offers near-maximum likelihood detection with soft-outputs. This project investigates the computational feasibility of this approach.

MIMO Communications Testbed

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.