Radio Systems Newsletter - October 2021

The Radio Systems group of the University of Twente is focusing on Wireless Communications and Sensing. Research and education are focused on Radio Propagation and Channel Modelling, Antenna Systems, and Signal Processing. Application areas are 5G/6G, Radar and Health monitoring. Our aim is to interconnect anything, anywhere, anytime under all conditions and to exploit unobtrusive wireless monitoring for health monitoring and increasing safety and security.

This is the first edition of our newsletter, that will appear every 6 months. The aim of this newsletter is to inform people from both academia and companies about our research and educational activities. We will also share more general information concerning interesting conferences and developments.

If you have something to share in the next newsletter, if you want to put a team, a person or a project in the spotlight, or if you have any other suggestions, please let us know.

News

Successful MSc. defenses

Congratulations both, and we wish you all the best for the rest of your careers!

New PhD candidates

The following candidates have started their PhD. within the Radio Systems group

Welcome both and good luck with the project!

Events

In the picture: The 5VC project

5VC: Integrated Telematics for Next Generation 5G Vehicular Communications

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 955629.

More info about this project can be found on their website!

The imminent need of deploying advanced communication and autonomous driving capabilities in vehicles is turning the race towards the realization of the so-called fifth generation new radio (5G NR) networks into a real odyssey for the European automotive industry. The challenges arising from the coexistence of MIMO systems on vehicles, the growing number of sensors and radars and cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) in the realm of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications are piling up. Many of them have not been solved yet due to the lack of qualified personnel with joint expertise in communications and sensing technologies. Thus, the acute need of the ITN-5VC project, a European Industrial Doctorate (EID) training network, arises.

ITN-5VC aims to investigate the key problems of the integration of multi-band multi-antenna communications, including mmWave, with radar heads and other wireless sensors into the same telematics unit, so that transmission chains and radiation systems are efficiently reused in a cost-efficient manner while delivering the required performance. Multiple antenna deployment, joint operation and performance of the resulting automotive solution will be investigated by 11 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) working with top industrial manufacturers and academia in Europe.

ITN-5VC | Integrated Telematics for Next Generation 5G Vehicular Communications

The training will tackle three main topics:

  • Vehicular communications integrated with radar sensors for the sake of simplified telematics.
  • Improved antenna and phased array technology deployment on the vehicle’s body or surface.
  • Efficient protocol integration on V2X-specific system on chips for joint communication and sensing deployment on vehicles.

ITN-5VC will apply a new training Programme that follows the EU principles for Innovative Doctoral Training. Additionally, ITN-5VC training will apply short-term missions, periodic challenges and an ECTS credit competition to boost the participation and engagement of the students to the Programme.

More information

More information about the project can be found on the website of the European Commission. The contact person for the project is Andrés Alayon Glazunov.

Education

Radio systems courses

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