Wireless Communications and Networks -5G

aipt-research-areaThe key bottleneck problems of wireless communications in terms of capacity, coverage and user experience are now being seriously tackled by the emerging 5G systems. This new telecommunications paradigm is aimed to offer consumers a ‘seamless user experience’ with impressive high data rates and extremely low latency. As a platform for integration and optimisation of various types of wireless and wired networks, 5G will accommodate multi-spectrum, multi-protocol and multi-standard applications to support rich media content delivery in real-time and ultra-dense use cases. To this end, a number of technical challenges and hard problems need to be properly addressed and resolved, from fundamental capacity bounds on wireless channels to dynamic resource utilisation optimisation of a complex system.

Our research has been focusing on the design and realisation of enabling technologies for mobile communication systems such as LTE/5G, wireless sensor networks or IoT, and connected & autonomous vehicles, to meet the requirements for capacity, connectivity, robustness and scalability of integrated and large-scale networks. We also commit to the development and validation of close-to-market prototype for real-world systems in collaboration with our industrial partners such as BT, BlackBerry, Jaguar Land Rover, BAE, Fujitsu, and Highways England.

Members: Dr. Xiaohong Peng, Prof. Andrew Ellis, Dr. Stylianos Sygletos, Dr. Jianhua He, Dr. Richard Nock


  • Connectivity modelCognitive beam forming
  • Opportunistic cooperative communications
  • Random graph theory
  • Massive MIMO
  • Erasure coding and packet loss control
  • Edge caching and computinп
  • Vehicular communications
  • Non-orthogonal multiple access
  • Video streaming and QoE assessment metrics
  • Network slicing for multicast and broadcast
  • Hybrid free-space optics (FSO) and RF technologies
  • Visible light communication and 3D mapping
  • Machine and deep learning


  • 5G systems 
  • Connected & autonomous vehicles
  • Intelligent transport systems
  • Smart mobility and smart city
  • Industrial IoT
  • E-health and M-health


Power Profiles of Time-Varying Fading Channels