Ongeveer 23 uur geleden - Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) - Amsterdam
The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, one of six research schools of the Faculty of Humanities, has a vacant PhD position as part of the ERC …
We are looking for an experienced post-doctoral researcher to work on the analysis, design, implementation and validation of in-home networking techniques based on optical wireless communication in the Electro-Optical Communication Systems (ECO) group, Department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands.
The exploding need for in-door wireless communication capacity is getting beyond the capabilities of traditional radio techniques. The available radio bandwidth gets exhausted, wireless devices start interfering with each other in this overcrowded radio spectrum, and high-capacity radio is consuming increasing amounts of power. Optics can offer a breakthrough, by means of the huge bandwidth of its spectrum, together with intelligent networking. We aim to create this breakthrough by a revolutionary combination of novel techniques: 1) a multitude of dynamically-steered free-space optical beams, 2) an intelligently routed optical fibre network backbone, 3) flexible radio communication techniques, and 4) intelligent heterogeneous network management.
This hybrid network concept will increase the available wireless bandwidth by several orders of magnitude, while improving energy-efficiency. The optical beam communication techniques will be combined with intelligent optical signal routing techniques in the fibre backbone network to optimize the end-to-end network performance, and with advanced low-power highly-integrated radio techniques for upstream communication which will also provide for user localisation and tracking capabilities, in order to deliver ultra-broadband services to every user, tailored for their device. Advanced network management and control functions are needed in order to make the heterogeneous physical layer entities working together in a well-coordinated way and to make them adapting dynamically to the needs of the users and of the environment.
Several PhD students are working on the challenges mentioned above, addressing free-space optical communication, dynamic routing in a fibre backbone, radio techniques for high-capacity data transfer and device localisation and tracking, and advanced overall network management and control, respectively.
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