Mobile Communications & Networking (MCN) Laboratory


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The main focus of the Mobile Communications & Networking (MCN) Laboratory is to design next-generation wireless network technologies and mobile computing systems. In particular, MCN Laboratory conducts research in the broad area of communication theory, wireless communications and networks, with focus on the physical and MAC layers.

Our research concerns various types of wireless communication networks: Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, cellular networks, relaying, cognitive radio, heterogeneous networks, 5G wireless communications. We are interested in communication-theoretic/signal processing aspects, but also in designing of practical communication protocols and transmission techniques. Topics of particular interest are:

  • Signal processing for Wireless communication systems
  • Cognitive radio/dynamic resource allocation
  • Radio-frequency energy harvesting/wireless energy transfer
  • MIMO and multi-user communication systems
  • Physical-layer secrecy/Information theoretic secrecy
  • Cooperative networks/Relaying
  • Heterogenous networks/ small cells
  • Full-duplex radio/Hardware-based modeling and signal processing techniques
  • Software radio/USRP experimental implementation
  • 5G Communication systems/ massive MIMO/millimeter-wave communications
  • Large-scale networks/stochastic geometry


People


Faculty

  • Ioannis Krikidis
Ph.D. Candidates
  • Christodoulos Skouroumounis, 2015-Present
  • Elena Demarchou, 2016-Present
  • Eleni Goudeli, 2015-Present
  • Sotiris Karachontzitis (CEID, University of Patras)- completed
M.Sc. Students
  • Sotiris Christou (completed)
  • Melpo Pittara (2016- Present)
Senior Research Fellows
  • Konstantinos Psomas
  • Stelios Timotheou
Visiting Research Fellow
  • Dr. Mohammed Aloqlah- Yarmouk University, Jordan (Sept. 2014, Erasmus Mundus Programme)


Research Projects


  • Advancing the state of the art of MIMO: the key to the successful evolution of wireless networks (ATOM). Supported by EU H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015, February 2016-January 2020, €904,5K.
  • Full-duplex radio for efficient spectrum sensing in cognitive radio systems (FUSEN). Supported by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation under DESMI 2009-10, Research programme Cyprus-France, €10K.
  • Full Duplex Radio: modeling, analysis and Design (FD-RD). Supported by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation under DESMI 2009-10 RESEARCH AWARD «YOUNG RESEARCHER», €50K.
  • RF energy transfer in wireless communication networks. Supported by the National Institute of Information and Communications, Japan, €7K.


Openings/prospective students

  • We are looking for bright and motivated students to join our lab.

Equipment

  • NI USRP: Software Defined Radio Platform: An affordable, PC-hosted platform used with NI LabVIEW software to build powerful wireless communications systems for research and education.
  • Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors: It is a complete demonstration and development platform for creating battery-free wireless sensors (passive wireless sensor tags) powered by RF energy (radio waves). It is designed and configured for extremely low power operation, and the firmware is pre-installed for out-of-the-box operation.