Wireless Communications & Large Scale Simulation Group

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Wireless Communications & Large Scale Simulation Group

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.

Projects

ANDROID APPLICATION WITH EXTERNAL ELECTRONIC MEASUREMENT FOR GALVANIC SKIN RESPONSE FOR NEUROTESTING

Neurotesting required an Android based application developed in combination with the development of a hardware device that would be capable of sending information to  the android application. The project entailed research and development of a method to measure the galvanic skin response between two electrodes placed on a persons hand and convey the reading upon the applications interface.

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MEDIA MONITORING ANDROID APP AND SERVER SIDE ANALYSIS FOR DERRANE & NOCTOR LTD

Derrane & Noctor required a prototype application that could record the environment it was based in and then be sent to dedicated servers for soundwave correlation.

OQPSK WIRELESS MODULATION FOR EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (VIA ZELINDA LTD)

Zelinda offers design capability for space communications equipment using digital signal processing techniques. This project needed an FPGA approach to Offset Quadrature Phase Shift Key modulation.

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Ellicksons: wireless data transfer for independent beer distributing tables

Ellicksons had a completely wired connectivity for their autonomous tables. A feasibility study was carried out to securely communicate and activate each table from behind the bar. This required the development of a method to accept payment at the bar and wirelessly communicate to the autonomous table the volume of beverage to pour.

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GPS based advertising for Time2 Communications

Time2 wanted to develop an advertising screen for taxis, whose ads were selected based on a GPS decoder attached to the screen.

GPS controlled outdoor robotics for Proserve

Proserve specified that they required a centimetre-accurate system to drive outdoor robotics.

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Fish counter commissioning for Inland Fisheries Ireland

Inland Fisheries Ireland Ltd. requested assistance in commissioning a new fish counter for trials on both the Mahon and Barrow rivers.

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Moisture Analysis for the pharmaceutical sector for Relequa Analytical Systems Ltd

Relequa required a stable interface to gather and present their moisture measurements and also separately to provide support in characterising the underlying process.

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Evaluation of a new air-sourced heat pump system for Ecolife Ltd.

Ecolife Ltd. Required an evaluation of a new air to water heat pump installed by them.

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Further Information

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

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Article Author(s) Journal Year
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

Contact

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Address

Dr. Paul O'Leary,
Waterford Institute of Technology,
Cork Road,
Waterford

Email

[email protected]

Phone

+353 51 302630