Contact: Geert Leus
Specific areas are:
- energy-efficient electronics,
- Digital RF,
- scaling of frequencies from GHz to THz - with the promise of Gb/s wireless networks,
- advanced signal processing , such as 'cognitive radio ', use of large antenna arrays,
- communication for localization and control,
- underwater RF and acoustic communication,
- LED communication.
Projects under this theme
Integrated Cooperative Automated Vehicles
Task-cognizant sparse sensing for inference
Low-cost sparse sensing designed for specific tasks
SuperGPS: Accurate timing and positioning
Accurate timing and positioning through an optical-wireless distributed time and frequency reference
Digitally Dominant Analog Blocks for Ultra-Low-Power Wireless Sensor Network
All-digital phase-locked loops, inductor/capacitor-based DC-DC switching converters
Sensor Technology Applied in Reconfigurable Systems
reconfigurable sensors and sensor networks applied in the context of the security domain
Data reduction and image formation for future radio telescopes
The future SKA telescope will produce large amounts of correlation data that cannot be stored and needs to be processed quasi real-time. Image formation is the main bottleneck--can compressive sampling and advanced algebraic techniques help?
MASSIVE - Autonomous Vital Sign Monitoring
In this research program, we work on electroceuticals that wirelessly receive power and wirelessly transmit vital signs like body temperature, ECG, EMG, EEG and ECoG.
detection of anti-personal landmines and cluster munitions
Extreme Wireless Distributed Systems
EWiDS is one of the projects of the COMMIT program, concentrating on extreme wireless distributed systems. In EWiDS, we aim at a better understanding of using wireless, user-centric sensor technology to monitor and manage the behavior of people.
Smart Energy Efficient Digital Communication
SEEDCOM aims for fully integrated energy efficient wideband transmitters
smart Everything everywhere Access to content through Small cells Technologies
EAST is focused on the development of Small cell technologies for 5G applications up to 6 GHz
PulsarPlane: Worldwide Air Transport Operations
We investigate if pulsar navigation for aviation is positive, and analyse the impact on aviation.
Autonomous, self-learning, optimal and complete underwater systems
Can we develop robust, cooperative and cognitive communication for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles?
Reliable and fast wireless communication for lithography machines
Connecting a sensor network on a moving platform to a control unit; this requires high-speed links with low latency, and accurate wireless clock synchronization.
Separation of AIS Transponder Signals
AIS is a VHF communication system for ship transponders. Seen from a satellite, transponder messages overlap. The aim is to separate these using an antenna array.
Low-frequency distributed radio telescope in space
Below 15 MHz, the ionosphere blocks EM signals from the sky. Therefore, can we design a radio telescope in space, using a swarm of inexpensive nano-satellites? Accurate localization and clock recovery is important.
Signal Processing for Self-Organizing Wireless Networks
Mathematical foundations to develop large self-organizing networks based on cognitive radio devices that are capable of sensing the radio spectrum and adapt accordingly.
PARSAX is "Polarimetric Agile Radar in S- and X-band", a versatile, programmable radar developed by MS3 and located at the roof of the EWI building.