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EPSRC Reference: EP/P025129/1
Title: Optimising resources in future heterogeneous millimetre wave communication systems
Principal Investigator: Goussetis, Professor G
Other Investigators:
McLaughlin, Professor S
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Arralis Ltd NASA Thales Ltd
Department: Sch of Engineering and Physical Science
Organisation: Heriot-Watt University
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 May 2017 Ends: 30 April 2019 Value (£): 234,442
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Networks & Distributed Systems RF & Microwave Technology
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Communications
Related Grants:
EP/P025242/1 EP/P024629/1
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
02 Mar 2017 EPSRC ICT Prioritisation Panel March 2017 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The vision of this project is to optimise the exploitation of space borne resources in future heterogeneous wireless comms systems by accelerating the deployment of new and higher mm-wave frequency bands for high data rate gateway links between satellite platforms and the terrestrial communication infrastructure. This will be achieved by virtue of a pioneering study that brings together expertise on wireless and satellite communication systems, mm-wave electronics and antennas, atmospheric propagation and digital channel modelling and characterisation. The urgent priority for new mm-wave bands in emerging sitcom systems is evidenced by ESA's TDP#5 mission involving a Q-band (38 GHz) beacon on board the ALPHASAT satellite, which provides a unique opportunity to experimentally characterise atmospheric fading at this frequency. Our world-leading consortium has exclusive access to all three UK-based receive ground stations for this mission as well as exclusive access to meteorological (incl. rain radar) and radiometric data at zero cost to the project.
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