Cell-free massive MIMO

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Cell-free massive MIMO

Principal Supervisor: Dr. Michalis Matthaiou

Second Supervisor: Dr. Youngwook Ko

+ Project Description

Cell-free massive MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) is an emerging technological shift, where a very large number of distributed access points (APs) serves simultaneously a smaller number of users over the same time/frequency resources. This idea leverages the concept of co-located massive MIMO systems but also benefits from the smaller distances between transmit-receive antenna pairs and provides substantial data rate gains. In this PhD project, we will investigate the performance limits of this technology, with particular emphasis on multi-way communications, energy efficiency and data offloading at the edges of the network (APs and users). The research findings of this project will be of high value to academics and industrial partners, who are developing cutting-edge technologies for the 5G ecosystem (to be rolled out after 2020).

+ How to Apply

Applicants should apply electronically through the Queen’s online application portal at: https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/

+ Contact Details

Supervisor Name: Dr Michalis Matthaiou             
Address:

Queens University of Belfast
School of EEECS
Centre for Wireless Innovation (CWI)
NI Science Park
Queens Road,
Belfast,
BT3 9DT

Email:

m.matthaiou@qub.ac.uk

Tel:

+44 (0)28 9097 1789