Wireless data transmission and access networks are rapidly in growth to provide the requirements of data hungry services. Therefore it is essential to prepare a road map for R&D and manufacturing of two main components in this field:
- Microwave & mm-Wave Radio Transmission Links
- Wireless access base stations or BTS (currently eNodeB for 4G)
Microwave as well as mm-Wave radio systems are leading contenders for transmission links over fourth generation of wireless networks (4G), e.g., backhaul and backbone links, due to ease of implementation, reducing CAPEX and OPEX for wireless operators, and providing of high capacity point-to-point transmission links.
Given its extensive deployment globally, we are undertaking feasibility studies aimed at exploiting these properties for 4G radio access points based on three specific types of radio solutions:
- High-Capacity Long Range Radio (low frequency)
- High-Capacity Short Range Radio (high frequency)
- Short-Range Low Latency Radio (high frequency)
On the other hand different types of base stations are developed to support 4G access point, e.g., eNodeB (traditional BTS), C-RAN, MicroBTS, FemtoBTS, and OpenBTS.
Our research group's overriding focus is to get a hold on the latest microwave transmission and 4G access point technology trends, and to acquire knowledge on the design of prototype models based on latest standards, development of tools to predict system performance and for monitoring as well as to customize the technologies, and to transfer the know-how to the relevant industry, in subsequent stages.