Optimization of Wireless Networks

Skylt med "Wi-Fi zone"

The research develops new models, concepts, and solution algorithms for performance optimization of current and emerging wireless communications systems. 

Performance engineering of wireless networks targets maximally utilizing the capacity of the transmission layer and a networking context.

The rapid evolution of wireless communication systems towards the 5th generation (5G) networks calls for new performance engineering approaches that are tailored for new transmission and medium access technology, heterogeneous and ultra-dense networks, and network and resource virtualization.

To this end, the research addresses mathematical models, analytical analysis, and efficient algorithms for network planning and configuration, resource allocation, mobility management, and performance evaluation, with objective aspects ranging from resource efficiency, quality of service, to energy consumption.

The research also aims at apply optimization as a tool in analyzing the performance limits of wireless communications.

Examples of projects:

  • Anticipatory Networking Techniques in 5G and Beyond (ACT5G), funded by European Union Horizon 2020 Programme
  • Deploying High Capacity Dense Small Cell Heterogeneous Networks (DECADE), funded by European Union Horizon 2020 Programme
  • Self-organising MESH Networking with Heterogeneous Wireless Access (MESH-WISE), funded by European Union Sventh Framework Programme (FP7)

Collaboration:

  • Ericsson
  • Bell Labs
  • ELLIIT research excellence center

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