Students
UniSA has attractive scholarships and top-ups for PhD and Masters students. Please see information online at http://www.unisa.edu.au/Research/Research-degrees/Scholarships, and get in touch by emailing ITMSResearch.Enquiries@unisa.edu.au if you are interested in pursuing a PhD or Masters degree.

Available Projects

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High speed satellite downlinks
Future earth-observation satellites require gigabit transmission rates in higher frequency bands. Limitations in radio frequency spectrum call for spectrally-efficient modulation schemes, which make gigabit data rates particularly challenging. In this project we will design a next-generation transmission scheme for future Ka-Band gigabit satellite downlinks, including novel approaches for dealing with channel effects such as group delay, ripple and non-linear satellite power amplifiers. Available PhD and Masters projects include high-speed signal processing and coding architectures, plus real-time signal synthesis and acquisition to allow realistic performance testing and optimisation with satellite hardware.
Second Generation Search and Rescue
The satellite-based Cospas-Sarsat search and rescue system has assisted with the emergency rescue of more than 35,000 lives worldwide since introduction in 1982. A second generation of this system is currently under development, promising to significantly improve detection rate and localisation accuracy. However, in an emergency, the system’s performance is often compromised due to interference and atmospheric effects, leading to false detections that waste valuable resources. Projects in this area aim to provide novel techniques leading to faster, more reliable, more accurate, and more cost-effective search and rescue operations using techniques like multi-user detection, beamforming and advanced signal processing algorithms.
Content distribution using index coding and caching
The explosion of 'cloud' services, streaming video, 'big data', and a myriad of new applications, are opening up new opportunities and impacting on almost every sector of the economy from education to advanced healthcare. Communicating this data is putting increasing pressure on limited bandwidth and resources. This project proposes to change the way we encode data, offering significant potential to improve the efficiency of the communications network and provide a 10-100 fold increase in speed. Research topics in this area include index coding, index coding over noise channels and distributed caching.

Current Students

Ginige Singithi Himashini De Silva
PhD Student
University of South Australia
High speed coding architecture for hybrid free space optical (HFSO) communication using FPGA/GPU
Azam Mehboob
PhD Student
University of South Australia
New transmission techniques for gigabit remote sensing downlinks

Previous Students

Md. Noor -A- Rahim
PhD Student
University of South Australia
2015
Reliable Transmission for Wireless Control
Jilong Zhang, Jiawen Zhang
Final Year Project
University of South Australia and The University of Adelaide
2015
Channel Measurements for Search & Rescue
Khaled Mahbub Morshed
Master Student
University of South Australia
2014
Distributed Data Compression
Martin Nobis
Work experience student
University of South Australia
2013
Wireless Sensor Networks
Thomas Schneider
Work experience student
University of South Australia
2012
Decoding of Polar Codes
Rajan Kadel
PhD Student
University of South Australia
2013
Decoder Design for Block Fading Hybrid FSO/RF Systems
Darshi Dehipitiya
Minor Thesis Student
University of South Australia
2010
Efficient Compression of Data for Transportation over Telecommunications Networks
Sri Kambhampati
Master Student
University of South Australia
2010
ARQ Coding over Block Fading Channels
Christoph Angerer
Master Student
Vienna University of Technology
2005
Testbed Implementation for a Low Density Parity Check Decoder
Rainer Wohlgenannt
Master Student
Vienna University of Technology
2003
Design of Low-Density Parity-Check Codes Using Extrinsic Information Transfer Charts