As part of the School of Engineering & the Built Environment, we focus on electronic systems design and telecommunication engineering. We've developed a strong reputation for electronics innovation, mobile communication and the security of IT and mobile systems in the international education and research community.
Our interests include electronic systems modelling and digital controller (FPGA) design, power electronics and renewable energy applications, wireless mobile networking simulation, security, protocols and bandwidth management, wireless networks, wireless fading, modelling and measurements, distributed computing in wireless environments, satellite navigation systems, RF circuit design, active noise cancellation, RF control and security systems.
We're a pioneer in wireless mobile security research and the integration of TETRA and ad-hoc mobile networks with all-IP mobility networks.
We have state-of-art electronic and wireless laboratories including highly sophisticated test equipment and advanced simulation packages for the whole range of spectrum, where advanced mobile communications tests can be performed for all mobile development generations such as GPRS, 3G, WiMAX, HSPDA and Long Term Evolution (LTE), which is considered the fourth generation.
Our research facilities encompass specialist laboratories dedicated to electronics including a range of Electronic Design Automation packages, FPGA/DSP/Microprocessor boards, electrical machines and drives test bed, oscilloscopes, solar panels, renewable energy converters and a small wind turbine. Holistic electronic systems modelling and design is performed using packages/software development tools and languages such as Matlab, Simulink, C++, PSIM, Xilinx, Multisim (National Instruments), VHDL, Mentor Graphics C-Synthesiser, OPNET, Handel-C, and more.
Facilities for experimental work are available, and include: hardware control platforms (PLDs, FPGAs, DSPs, ARM microprocessor platforms, microcontrollers), photovoltaic panels, power converters, wind turbine, oscilloscopes, measurement/monitoring equipment, cloud computing/electronics test beds (Cisco, HP), state-of-the-art digital media suites and audio recording studios, optical 3D scanner, RF MEMs simulation package Intellisense (Intellisuite 8.7), GSM, 3G (UMTS) and WiMAX mobile network hardware simulators, spectrum analyser and a range of microwave generators.
We’re currently carrying our research in these areas: