Our research concentrates on the design novel techniques of agile, wireless Internet of Things (IoT) networks that can operate in congested and hostile transmission conditions to deliver information to humans and other cyber entities. The project will develop network algorithms and architecture for short and medium-range IoT networks that can adapt to operational environments.

Competitive advantage

  • Operates in a shared spectrum environment
  • Operates within harsh propagation environments
  • Low-power network
  • Ad-hoc deployment
  • Operates on harvested energy

Successful applications of research

  • Low-cost, reliable IoT systems
  • Ad-hoc, wide area deployment
  • Multimodal information network


  • Reliable and flexible IoT network architecture
  • Low capital expenditures and operating expenses
  • Wide area deployment for harnessing multimodal information
  • Harnesses operating energy from the environment

Capabilities and facilities

  • Specialised knowledge in IoT network design
  • Specialised communication network laboratory
  • Hardware and software development capabilities
  • IoT network and system simulation tools

Further reading on: Communications, Electronics and Digital Tech

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