ARC Linkage Project funding success

Monday, 17 August 2015

Professor Richard Middleton and team have been awarded $350,000 in ARC Linkage Project funding for their research project Integrated feedback control in future wireless communication networks.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

Partner organisation: Ericsson AB

The aim of this project is to develop and analyse new feedback control methods to address emerging challenges in future wireless communication networks such as 5G. This new generation of mobile communications promises exceptional bandwidth, high reliability and low link delay. To achieve these leaps in performance, a paradigm shift to massive multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) antenna systems, very high frequency systems and small cells is required. Critical feedback loops in areas such as narrow 3D beam steering for mobile users, control of multiflow systems must be developed to enable 5G communications to be successfully deployed. This new generation of communications is also expected to open up new control application domains, such as the use of vehicle-to-vehicle networks.

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