In recent years, diverse types of novel wireless systems are being investigated, ranging from wireless sensor networks, 4G cellular, and delay-tolerant networks to cognitive radio networks and radio frequency identification systems. These systems pose significant engineering challenges whose solution requires bold innovations, such as virtual multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communications, interference alignment, and distributed source coding.

The aim of this project is to make substantial contributions to the state-of-the-art of wireless communications research, towards bringing the aforementioned wireless systems closer to advanced development and deployment. The project will focus on the physical layer (PHY), but will not be limited there.

We plan to introduce theoretical results, algorithms, and protocols with the following features.

  1. Our work will aim at significantly extending the levels of distributed coordination and cooperation between nodes.
  2. Issues traditionally handled in layers higher up the protocol stack, such as security and routing, will also be taken into account at the PHY, capitalizing on recent theoretical advances.
  3. There will be tight cross-layer design of the PHY together with higher layers.

There will be 3 research workpackages: WP2, WP3, and WP4.

  1. WP2 deals with information creation and processing. In particular, we will make novel contributions on cooperative localization, distributed source coding, and PHY-layer security.
  2. WP3 is on distributed wireless communication per se; we expect breakthroughs on distributed time/frequency synchronization, channel estimation, cooperative channel coding, virtual MIMO communication, and distributed numerical solutions of several key problems in wireless communications research.
  3. WP4 focuses on cross-layer issues that are related to WP2 and WP3 but deserve consideration on their own.

We will make contributions on critical problems in medium access control, resource allocation, and routing.

Project info

Coordinating Institution:
Technical University of Crete (TUC)
Scientific Coordinator:
Sidiropoulos Nikos
Research Team 2 Leader:
Kontoyiannis Ioannis
Research Team 3 Leader:
Moustakides George


Duration (months):
598 000.00
ΑΔΑ: Β4Λ59-ΝΝ7

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