ORGANISATION/COMPANYEindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE08/10/2017 22:00 - UTC
TYPE OF CONTRACTPermanent
HOURS PER WEEK38
Eindhoven University of Technology (https://www.tue.nl/en/) is one of Europe's top technological universities, situated at the heart of a most innovative high-tech region. Thanks to a wealth of collaborations with industry and academic institutes, our research has real-world impact. In 2015, TU/e was ranked 106th in the Times Higher Educational World University ranking and 49th in the Shanghai ARWU ranking (engineering). TU/e has around 3,000 employees and 2,300 PhD students (half of which international, representing about 70 nationalities).
The candidate will work at the Department of Electrical Engineering (https://www.tue.nl/en/university/departments/electrical-engineering/). Within the Department of Electrical Engineering at TU/e, research and education is done in the areas of Telecommunication, Signal processing, and energy transfer. The Interfaculty institute COBRA (Communication technology: Basic Research and Applications) as of 2017, which is now known as the Institute for Photonic Integration (IPI) performs research in the area of broadband telecommunication techniques, encompassing optical communication as well as radio communication. As a key member of IPI, the Electro-Optical Communication Systems (ECO) group focuses its research on optical communication system techniques, ranging from systems for ultra-high capacity long reach single mode transmission links, multi-mode and multi-core transmission systems, ultra-fast (all-) optical packet switching nodes, to multi-service flexible access and in-building networks. ECO is has also participated in several national and international projects in the area of access, metro and core transmission networks.
The H2020 5G PPP project BlueSpace addresses the challenges of increased capacity, scalability, manageability, resource allocation of 5G networks by adopting a pragmatic yet disruptive and future proof approach. The core concept of this project is exploiting the added value of Spatial Division Multiplexing (SDM) in the Radio Access Network (RAN) with efficient optical beamforming interface for the pragmatic Ka-band wireless transmission band. Both being seamlessly integreable in next generation optical access networks infrastructures with massive beam steering capabilities and with flexible networkmanagement control BlueSpace proposition offers unrivalled characteristics that include: a) increased bandwidth provision by naturally enabling and supporting massive multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) in the Ka-band with seamless starting/ending interface with the fiber medium by exploiting space diversity in the RF domain with efficient beamsteering in the photonic domain, b) A compact infrastructure that is reconfigurable by means of Software Defined (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) paradigms and with c) full integration with existing approaches for access networks such as Passive Optical Networks (PONs). By achieving its goal BlueSpace is a truly viable and efficient path for 5G wireless communications with a 1000-fold increase in capacity, connectivity for over 1 billion users, strict latency control, and network software programming.
We are looking for a strong post-doctoral researcher or industrial applied research engineer to take up this challenges required to bring this research forward.
Position: Architectures, sub-systems and SDN integration for Spatial Division Multiplexing in the Radio Access Networks
The candidate for this position will carry out research in:
The candidate for this position will contribute to the TU/e efforts in stablishing the collaboration liaisons with the BLUESPACE partners and other researcher in the project. The candidates will contribute to the related project reporting, scientific publication and dissemination activities and grant submissions.
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