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Radio Systems newsletter - November 2022

The Radio Systems group of the University of Twente provides expertise in physical layer design of Wireless Communications and Sensing systems. In our research and education, we focus on Radio Propagation and Channel Modelling, Antenna Systems, and Signal Processing with applications in5G/6G, Radar and Health monitoring. Our aim is to interconnect anything, anywhere, anytime under all conditions and to exploit unobtrusive wireless monitoring for IoT, healthcare, safety and security.

This is the third edition of our biannual newsletter. Our aim is to provide an update on our research and educational activities. In addition, we share more general information on, for example, interesting conferences and developments.

Since our last newsletter, we welcomed Ben Willets and Arjun Kumar as PostDoc researchers and Andrei Mogilnikov as a PhD student, and started the hiring process for a new assistant professor to join our group. We expect this position to be filled before the end of 2022. Furthermore, we have updated the content and planning of our Radio Systems educational Master program. As a result, the name of the Mobile Radio Systems course has been changed to Wireless Propagation Channels and this course has been shifted from the first to the third quarter. In relation to that, the Wireless Communication Systems course has been shifted from the third to the first quarter. Looking forward, besides starting our educational activities in the next academic year, we continue our research and are awaiting funding decisions for multiple research project proposals.

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New projects

Green Sensors: 4TU-High Tech for Sustainable Future proposal. The full title of the proposal is ‘Green and Biodegradable soil sensor systems for future smart agriculture’. It is a collaboration between the UT, TUD, TU/e and WUR. The aim is to develop biodegradable sensors that collect data which is wirelessly forwarder to a central location where it is processed to enable ecological and sustainable agriculture. The contribution of the Radio Systems group will be to research the green wireless communication and networking aspects based on green sensors. Within this project, the Radio Systems group hosts one tenure track and one PhD position.


  • April 2022 | Jan-Willem Nijhuis finalised his internship at Inspiro B.V. The topic of his internship was "Multi Radio Product Integration".
  • May 2022 | François Billon started his internship at the Radio Systems group. The assignment is on data analysis for spectrum monitoring, an assignment of Agentschap Telecom.
  • September 2022 | Niek Sterenborg started his internship at Gable Systems.
  • October 2022 | Matthijs Aanen started his 4-week research stay at the Wireless Research Centre at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, as a part of his ongoing Master project on timing synchronization for distributed radio localization with SDRs.

Successfull BSc defenses

Conferences and events

  • Early October | Dr. Miao co-organised the IEEE FutureNetworks – the 2nd Massive MIMO Workshop and has hosted two invited talks on “Massive MIMO Channel Hardening” and “Non-Coherence Massive MIMO”.
  • End of September | Dr. Anastasia Lavrenko has participated in the European Microwave Week 2022 in Milan, Italy where she presented her paper “Effects of Bistatic operation in Harmonic Radar”.
  • September | Dr. Miao gave an invited talk on ‘Joint communication and human sensing’(JSAC) at the Joint Workshop of COST INTERACT and 6G JIC Huawei-iTEAM on “Enabling Technologies for 6G”. She also participated in the COST Action meeting and was appointed as the WG2 ISAC (Integrated Sensing and Communication) co-chair.
  • August | PhD researcher Hadi Alidoustaghdam attended the IEEE SPS – EURASIP summer school on “Defining 6G: Theory, Applications, and Enabling Technologies” in Linkoping, Sweden.



  • First quarter 2022-2023: Wireless Communication Systems (WiCoS), course code: 202100101. Note that , last year this course was scheduled in the third quarter.
  • Second quarter 2022-2023: Smart Antennas, course code 201200231(with lab demo and chance of making your own patch array antenna for communication or sensing!).
  • Third quarter 2022-2023: Wireless Propagation Channels (upgraded from the previous Mobile Radio Communications course, with added communication and radar sensing context), course code 191211030.

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Radio System group outing    

On 5 August we organised our Radio Systems group outing. We started the dat with an exciting canoeing tour on the Bornse Beek, followd by a competitive game of glow golf. The dat was concluded with a nice Italian dinner. 

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