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Beam management for mmWave communication systems

The increasing demand for capacity has resulted in communication systems moving towards mmWave frequency bands. The fifth generation of communication standard also incorporate mmWave bands. Although mmWave bands have high bandwidth and available spectrum, high atmospheric attenuation results in requirements for high antenna gains. mmWave beam forming is an important requirement when mmWave bands are considered for wireless communication. Although lot of work has already been carried out for mmWave beam forming, beam management requires further work to make them practical in real scenarios including applications involving mobile users. This project will look into formulating a comprehensive beam management scheme. Applicants with research interests in antenna arrays, wireless communication and beam forming are welcome to apply. Some past experience with array designs and beam forming techniques will be an added benefit (optional).

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%.