The research conducted in the field of wireless communication encompasses a variety of application and technology themes.
Traditionally the work has focussed on broadband wireless access, but more recently the field of research has widened to include collaborative and relay networks, wireless local area networks (WLANs) and wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Underlying these headline system areas, fundamental research is being conducted that addresses a number of topics that are relevant to a broad range of radio communication systems.
These include propagation measurement and empirical modelling, electromagnetic modelling using finite difference time domain (FDTD) techniques, multi-carrier modulation, space-time coding and spatial multiplexing, reduced complexity schemes for multiple input multiple output (MIMO) detection and the design of codes (e.g., convolutional and turbo) for both iterative and non-iterative detection.
In addition, the use of compressive sampling based signal processing is being applied to a variety of signal acquisition and classification tasks.