The Wireless Communications Research Lab is concerned with the design and analysis of modern wireless networks.
A cross-layer approach to research is taken. At the physical-layer, work is conducted on advanced error-control coding and multi-antenna transmission systems. Advances at the physical layer are used to provide better link and network layer performance through the use of cooperative communications and network coding strategies strategies.
Our computationally-intensive methodology to design places heavy emphasis on simulation, FPGA-based hardware prototyping, and genetic algorithms.
WCRL faculty teach elective courses on Communication Theory (EE 561), Wireless Communication Systems (EE 562), Coding Theory (EE 567), Detection and Estimation (EE 613), and Information Theory (EE 568).