Welcome to the Communications Laboratory

The Communications Laboratory headed by Prof. Dahlhaus deals with different aspects in the physical layer (PHY) and the medium access control (MAC) of wireless and wired communication systems. The main emphasis is on signal processing schemes, mainly in broadband wireless systems.

The present research activities include

  • cognitive radio
  • detection and estimation schemes in multiple-input multiple output (MIMO) systems
  • adaptive schemes and coding in multicarrier systems
  • wireless local area networks (WLANs), Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) and systems Beyond 3G
  • non-orthogonal multicarrier transmission
  • joint design of PHY and MAC in Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs)
  • measuring and modelling of time-variant radio channels
  • implementation aspects of front-ends for broadband air interfaces
  • signal processing for medical applications (e.g. numerical modelling for radio frequency ablation).

Presently, the research activities are carried out in the framework of research projects and bilateral projects with industry.

The Communications Laboratory offers courses in the aforementioned areas including Introduction to Digital Communications, Introduction to Information Theory & Coding , Mobile Radio and Introduction to Signal Detection and Estimation, as well as further lectures, lab courses, BSc and MSc theses and student projects.