Next Generation Wireless Technology
Future wireless systems are expected to support much higher bit rates at a lower cost. This will impose tremendous pressure on the usage of frequency spectrum, and, at the same time, will require extensive signal processing at the mobile unit. Recent advances in the application of multiple antenna systems predict huge improvements overall, but the execution of the underlying communication algorithms will result in a circuit complexity and power consumption that is well beyond the current capabilities of Integrated Circuit technology.
Therefore, new innovations and breakthroughs are needed to realize these challenging requirements in a cost effective manner. In particular, we need to find solutions for the efficient usage of the frequency spectrum. In addition, we need to find ways to customize the algorithmic design needed to implement efficient circuits.
Dr. Amir K. Khandani, a winner of several awards for innovation, is a world-class expert in wireless communications with an impressive track record of publication and successful collaboration with industry. As Canada Research Chair, he is working with a solid team of researchers who have the necessary experience to address various aspects of next-generation wireless systems.
Aware of the need to have input from many disciplines, Dr. Khandani has put together a collaborative research program that involves experts in developing communication algorithms and designing circuits. His research program links several high impact areas of electrical engineering and has the potential of making important breakthroughs in the design and practical implementation of future wireless networks.