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Postgraduate research project

Novel transceiver design for integrated sensing and communications

Fully funded (UK and international)
Type of degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Entry requirements
2:1 honours degree View full entry requirements
Faculty graduate school
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Closing date

About the project

This project will focus on designing a transceiver for Integrated Sensing and Communication (ISAC) in future mobile radio systems. Supported by the advanced connectivity and bandwidth capabilities of future 6G technology, ISAC will enable a range of innovative services and applications, including intelligent transportation, security, healthcare and air quality monitoring.

Future mobile radio systems will be designed to support simultaneous communication and sensing by using:

  • high-frequency bands such as the mmWave and THz bands
  • large antenna implementations
  • artificial intelligence (AI)
  • dense deployments

Devices will collaborate to accurately determine the positions of a wide range of targets (vehicles and humans, for example), which will demand systems that integrate both communication and sensing capabilities. These have traditionally been handled separately by different entities, functions and frequency bands. The solutions enabled by ISAC will have a higher degree of accuracy and will be more efficient in terms of cost, size and power consumption.

This post will be in the Next Generation Wireless research team in the School of Electronics and Computer Science and will involve design, mathematical analysis, simulations and data analysis.