Sensor array processing for 5G networks

Closing Date

26th June 2020*

Applicants should contact the primary supervisor, and submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) and Application as soon as possible.

*unless filled earlier

The Research Project

5G networks have gone to market, and the telecommunications industry is currently deploying 5G networks globally.   5G networks deploy a few key technologies that differentiate it from 3G and 4G.  First it makes use of low density parity check codes (LDPC), as well as the new polar codes.  Secondly it makes use of massive parallel multiple sensor arrays both at the receiver and transmitter (MIMO), and thirdly it uses highly efficient orthogonal frequency domain multiplexing (OFDM) to mitigate channel dispersion and other channel impairments.  There are a range of issues still not well understood and not yet fully optimised that will feed into these key technologies.  This project aims to apply the theory of estimation and detection, approximation theory and graph theory to mitigate these issues.

  • Strong ability and proficiency in applied mathematics
  • Highly developed proficiency in developing computer software and performing computer simulation
  • Ability to work independently

Applicants from the following disciplines are eligible to apply:

  • Engineering, physics, statistics and mathematics

See the following web page for entry requirements:

Application Process

Applicants who require more information or are interested in this specific project should first contact the listed Supervisor. Information and guidance on the application process can be found on the Apply Now website.

Information about scholarships is available on the Scholarships webpage.

More Information

Please contact, JC Olivier for further information.