Postgraduate research opportunities

High-Speed LiFi Transmitters

The aim of this project is to take LiFi technology to the next level by designing ultra-high-speed, laser-based optical wireless communication transmitters 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 transmitters 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 transmitters which are mainly based on wide-angle beams of incoherent light emitted from off-the-shelf light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The challenges facing the implementation of ultra-high-speed transmitters based on laser beams entails the design of highly efficient optical front-end systems for laser beam generation, shaping and steering purposes. The deliverables of the research are expected to involve advanced transmitter solutions using solid analytical models 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