Welcome to the Wireless Science and Engineering Lab
Our research includes understanding, evaluating, and designing various portions of
wireless communication systems, primarily at the physical and data link layers of
the communications protocol stack. This includes modeling of the wireless channel
itself (in multiple environments), modulation/demodulation, transmitter/receiver signal
processing, multiple access, etc.
Prof. Matolak spent the latter half of June as a visiting scientist at the German
Aerospace Center (DLR), near Munich, Germany. The DLR’s role is akin to that of NASA’s,
and Prof. Matolak collaborated with several colleagues on topics of aeronautical propagation
and channel modeling, and waveform design for high-reliability air-ground communications.
Dr. Matolak was a visiting scientist at the German Aerospace Center in Oberpfaffenhofen,
Germany, outside Munich. Dr. Matolak conducted joint research on aeronautical communications
for civil aviation, with focus on propagation, wireless channel modeling, and aeronautical
communication system performance. Investigations covered multiple frequency bands
and physical and data link layer communication system topics, including modulation,
detection, and MIMO.
Ph.D. student Nozhan Hosseini presented the paper “Software Defined Radios as Cognitive
Relays for Satellite Ground Stations Incurring Terrestrial Interference” at the IEEE
Cognitive Communications for Aerospace Applications Workshop in Cleveland, Ohio, 27-28
June, co-author D. W. Matolak.
During the first week of June, 2017, Prof. Matolak taught an invited short course
at the National Institute of Technology, in Rourkela, Odisha, India. The course had
more than 20 students from across the east-Indian region.
Prof. Matolak participated as an invited panelist on the panel Propagation Challenges
in New 5G Use Cases at the IEEE International Conference on Communication (ICC) in
Paris, France, 24 May. Prof. Matolak also presented the paper “Spatial and Frequency
Correlations in Two-Ray SIMO Channels” at ICC, co-authors H. Jamal, R. Sun.
Ph.D. student Jinwen Liu presented the paper “Investigation of Tropospheric Attenuations
for UAS Beyond-Line-of-Sight Communications, and the ITU-R Tropospheric Attenuation
Model,” at the IEEE Integrated Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance Conference
in Herndon, Virginia, 18-20 April, co-author D. W. Matolak.
Ph.D. student Hossein Jamal presented the paper “Spectrally-Shaped FBMC Performance
in the Presence of DME Interference” at the IEEE Aerospace Conference in Big Sky,
Montana, 4-11 March, co-author D. W. Matolak.
Our group received another grant from NASA, on beyond line-of-sight, aircraft to satellite
Our group was awarded a grant supplement from NASA, on our project Unmanned Aircraft
Systems (UAS) Research: The AG Channel, Robust Waveforms, and Aeronautical Network
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