Broadband Wireless Access & Applications Center

At The University of Mississippi

Research

Application Areas at the University of Mississippi

  • Broadband wireless access
  • Zigbee/Z-wave personal area network
  • Wireless sensor networks, ad-hoc networks, RFID
  • Telemedicine
  • Cooperative communications, vehicle-to-vehicle communications
  • Reconfigurable antennas and 3D antenna printing
  • Metamaterials for antennas
  • Cognitive radios
  • Space communications

Spectrum Sensing and Channel Assignment

Promote coexistence of Wi-Fi and LTE systems by studying and advancing two technologies:

  • Cooperative and correlated spectrum sensing to efficiently determine usable channels
  • Optimal channel allocation and occupancy to maximize throughput and fairness

Co-existence could pave the way to building a single global solution framework for wireless communications

3D-Printed RF Devices

  • Investigate RF devices and antennas that have been fabricated using traditional techniques such as milling machines and 3D printers such as the Voxel8
  • Devices that will be compared include dielectric cloaks and a Sierpinski fractal antenna
  • Investigate 3D-printing on structural foam directly, without any plastic

Antenna Cloaking

  • Explore the operational principles behind metasurface cloaks used in planar antennas for reduction of mutual coupling
  • Develop a 3D-printed technology for metasurface cloaks integrated with planar antennas
  • Fabricate and test devices using these principles and combined expertise of investigators at UM and UA