CWI has a 50-strong team of academics, postdocs, PhD students and engineers who develop innovative underpinning technologies for physical layer wireless.
Since CWI’s inception, our mission has been to develop truly disruptive, end-to-end physical layer wireless technologies and techniques that will assist in the creation of a data-driven, hyper-connected society.
Our researchers focus on two primary themes of investigation -- RF through THz Systems, and Signal Processing and Communication Theory.
Underlying these two primary themes are six, grand challenged focused, sub themes:
- Future Cellular Systems (5G & Beyond, 6G)
- Electromagnetic Sensing (incl. Imaging)
- Green Wireless (Wireless Power Transfer, Energy scavenging, …)
- Space Applications (Antenna designs)
- Connected & Autonomous Systems (IoT, Body Area networks, …)
- Physical Layer Secure Wireless
Professor Simon Cotton, Research Director at CWI, explains the research culture in wireless.
The videos below show the cutting-edge research that we're doing at CWI to create a positive impact for society.
The effect of the human body on mm-wave wireless channels for 5G networks
Resonant FSS as Linear to Circular Polarisation Converters
Building Advanced Structures for Spacecrafts
Electromagnetic Energy Absorbing Structures
Creating New Medical Communication Networks
Tissue-independent implantable antenna for in-body communications