The Wireless Communications & Large Scale Simulation research group focuses on various areas of wireless communications.
This research group was formed in 2002 with the aim of researching with microwave energy into material propagation and into the Radio Frequency (RF) air interface, with a particular emphasis here upon the measurement and simulation of the characteristics of the wireless communications’ channel for cellular, indoor and satellite wireless communications.
Research carried out includes applied research for innovation in smart antennas, modulation, coding and related embedded processing. Innovations in the electronic system-on-chip (SOC) area, combined Radio Frequency (RF) capability with the SOCs, are also being exploited. This permits extensive research in wireless sensing and control.
The Wireless Communications & Large Scale Simulation research group operates within both the 11,000 square foot WIT Engineering Research Centre and the main WIT Cork Road campus. The group is well equipped for research into wireless technology fields, possessing the following instruments:
Tektronix RSA6100A Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Agilent DSA91204A 12GHz -4Ch, Oscilloscope
Rhode & Schwarz ZVB20 4-port VNA 10M-20GHz Tektronix MSO2012Mixed Signal Oscilloscope
LabView controlled PXI racks Agilent E8267D 20GHz vector signal generator
The WCLSSG are also in possession of a small Anechoic Chamber, which is situated within one of the group's research labs.
To date 7 postgraduate students have completed Masters or PhD level research. A further 7 are currently registered for Masters or PhD level research.
Currently registered postgraduate students:
Graduated Postgraduate Students
|Bench Test Results on a new Technique for Far InfraRed Polarimetry||S. Barry, C. NiesWand, S.L. Prunty, H.M. Mansfield & P.O’Leary||Review of Scientific Instruments||1997|
|Single Chord Far InfraRed Polarimetry Experiment on RFX||G.Gadani, P.O’Leary, A. Parini, S.L. Prunty, M.C. Sexton & E.Zilli||Review of Scientific Instruments||1995|
Dr. Paul O'Leary,
Waterford Institute of Technology,
+353 51 302630