Postgraduate research opportunities

High-Speed LiFi Receivers

The aim of this project is to take LiFi technology to the next level by designing ultra-high-speed, laser-based optical wireless communication receivers for sixth generation (6G)-and-beyond wireless systems with aggregate data rates of terabit/s (Tb/s).

Number of places

1

Funding

International fee, Home fee, Stipend

Opens

3 June 2021

Duration

4 years

Eligibility

To be considered for this project you must have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Optical Wireless Communications, Wireless Communications or Fiber Optical Communications. Only in exceptional circumstances will candidates without a Masters degree be considered.

Project Details

The aim of this project is to take LiFi technology to the next level by designing ultra-high-speed, laser-based optical wireless communication receivers for sixth generation (6G)-and-beyond wireless systems with aggregate data rates of terabit/s (Tb/s). Achieving such a demanding goal with narrow laser beams requires us to rethink common approaches used for conventional LiFi receivers which are mainly based on wide field-of-view (FOV) photodetectors (PDs). The challenges facing the implementation of ultra-high-speed receivers for laser beams entail the design of advanced optical front-end systems and agile electronic circuits for highly efficient light collection and high-speed detection as well as beam acquisition and tracking purposes. The deliverables of the research are expected to involve advanced receiver solutions using solid analytical modeling and the study of the fundamental trade-offs governing the design of the transmitter system, which leads to the development of efficient signal processing algorithms and computer simulation platforms.

Funding Details

Funding will cover fees and also a monthly stipend.

Supervisor

Professor Harald Haas