Research Associate - Full Duplex Underwater Acoustic Communications - D81722R
Engineering and Technology,Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Short info about job
Company: Newcastle University
Salary: £29,301 to £38,183
Hours: Full Time
Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Type / Role: Academic or Research
Phone: +44-1375 2546600
Fax: +44-1550 8163635
Detail information about job Research Associate - Full Duplex Underwater Acoustic Communications - D81722R. Terms and conditions vacancy
Closing Date: 15 September 2017
This is an exciting opportunity to undertake research on full-duplex based underwater acoustic communications. This 3-year project is a collaboration with the University of York.
The overall aim of the project is to demonstrate the feasibility of Full-Duplex (FD) in underwater acoustic communications (UAC). This aim will be accomplished by researching FD-enabled UAC systems capable of achieving almost double the throughput of equivalent half-duplex systems under the same power and bandwidth constraints.
The project will develop comprehensive understanding and models of self-interference for acoustic waveforms, hardware impairments and local reverberations at the transceiver. Additionally, we plan to investigate physical layer network coding based relaying that exploits the FD mode of operation. The complete system will be experimentally tested using sea trials and deliver a functional demonstrator.
You will be motivated, independent, hardworking and have excellent communication skills. You will have a first degree and an awarded PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or related fields. You will have a deep understanding of the theory and design of full-duplex based digital signal processing algorithms for communication systems and knowledge of state-of-the-art error control coding and decoding techniques. Additionally, you should have excellent skills in MATLAB/C, mathematical modelling, multi-carrier physical layer system design and sound knowledge of underwater acoustic communications.
Please contact Dr Charalampos Tsimenidis ([email protected] ) for further information.
The post is fixed term for 3 years.
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Applications from candidates wishing to explore flexible working options will be considered.
The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.