Monday 27 November 2017, 2.00PM to 15:00
Speaker(s): Professor Ifiok Otung, University of South Wales
Wireless and satellite communication systems must continually evolve and develop capabilities to handle the coming data transmission deluge arising from smart homes and cities, driverless vehicles, connectivity for countless numbers of sensors and functional assets (the so called Internet of Things (IoT)), broadband services for billions of mobile and fixed communication devices, and a future multisensory Internet that adds tactile and olfactory functionalities to the audio-visual capabilities of today's multimedia Internet.
This seminar will explore some of the challenges and enabling technologies in using a fixed-amount natural resource such as is the radio spectrum to continue to support the reliable transmission of an exponentially growing data volume. The niche role of satellites will be emphasised and some of the recent research carried out at the University of South Wales in fade mitigation and bandwidth-efficient modulation will be touched upon. The presentation will include video clips to help visualise satellite orbits and the application of time diversity in live broadcasting
Ifiok Otung is Professor of Satellite Communications at the University of South Wales (USW), and has supervised over 120 postgraduate projects and authored over 160 publications, including engineering textbooks used in leading Universities around the world, e.g. Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Surrey, Southampton, Lancaster and Cardiff, to name a few in the UK. He was voted “Best Lecturer International” by the Students’ Union of his University in 2012.
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The Department also runs a programme of Research Student Seminars given by PhD students in their 3rd year of study.