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Wireless communication for Air Traffic Controllers

We are working closely with a company that designs new technology for airplanes and air traffic controllers. Currently, ATCs need to man their posts using old wired technology, especially on their headsets which at their current state are wired. This makes moving around difficult. We need to design a new system that will have the minimum delay (as this is a mission critical application) both on the headsets and on the overall network.

Students with a communication and hardware background are most fitted for this research project. Students that would already have a Masters degree will be preferred. Having some publications would also be preferable. There are a number of other projects to do with ATCs in our list.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the above PhD topic please follow the steps below:

  1. Contact the supervisor by email or phone to discuss your interest and find out if you woold be suitable. Supervisor details can be found on this topic page. The supervisor will guide you in developing the topic-specific research proposal, which will form part of your application.
  2. Click on the 'Apply here' button on this page and you will be taken to the relevant PhD course page, where you can apply using an online application.
  3. Complete the online application indicating your selected supervisor and include the research proposal for the topic you have selected.

Good luck!

This is a self funded topic

Brunel offers a number of funding options to research students that help cover the cost of their tuition fees, contribute to living expenses or both. See more information here: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/Research-degrees/Research-degree-funding. The UK Government is also offering Doctoral Student Loans for eligible students, and there is some funding available through the Research Councils. Many of our international students benefit from funding provided by their governments or employers. Brunel alumni enjoy tuition fee discounts of 15%.