School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Development of Practical Routing Schemes in WiFi-based Mobile Ad Hoc Network

Internships Summer 2017/18

Proposed Project Title:

  • Development of Practical Routing Schemes in WiFi-based Mobile Ad Hoc Network

Principal Supervisor(s):
  • Professor Roger Woods

Project Description:

As part of the ongoing Advanced Communication Transmission Interface (ACTI) project, this research internship project will create and test innovative routing schemes in a WiFi-based mobile ad hoc network. In particular, a wireless network will be constructed by implementing WiFi physical and MAC layer protocols in the software defined radio (SDR) platforms, namely Zedboard.

Novel routing schemes will be created to select the path with the best link quality and experiments in the indoor office and outdoor environments will be carried out for performance evaluation. This project will help the intern develop strong capabilities and gain experience in design of practical wireless systems and embedded systems.

  1. Study of embedded Linux distribution;
  2. Study of the WiFi physical and MAC layer protocols;
  3. Study of routing protocols such as hybrid wireless mesh protocol;
  4. Implementation of WiFi protocols in the Zedboard;
  5. Experimentation using the above implemented testbeds in the indoor (office) and outdoor (play ground) environment.

Academic Requirements:

The scheme is open to all EEECS Undergraduates (apart from students on the BIT degree pathway and students who are due to graduate this summer)


General Information:

Each internship will last between 6-8 weeks and will pay a weekly stipend of £200.

Accommodation and travel costs are not provided under this scheme.

Start date: 1 July 2017

Duration: 8 (Weeks)

Location: Ashby building

Further information available at:

Contact details:

Supervisor Name: Professor Roger Woods

Queens University of Belfast
Electronics and Computer Engineering,
School of EEECS,
Ashby Building,
Stranmillis Road,

Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 4081