ACoRN tutorial at AusCTW 2005

When: Tuesday February 1, 8.30am-1.00pm.
Where: The Schonell Theatre at University of Queensland.

The tutorial was free of charge, and initially restricted to ACoRN particpants. However, room was available, so non-ACoRN participants were also invited to attend. A total of 27 researchers and students attended the tutorial, out of which 22 delegates were ACoRN members and 5 non-members.

The tutorial delegates were:

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Ying Chen, ANU Brian Krongold, Melbourne Albert Guillen i Fabregas, UniSA
Haley Jones, ANU John Papandriopoulos, Melbourne Yi Hong, UniSA
Matt Ruan, ANU Himal Suraweera, Monash Sridhar Karuppasami, UniSA
David Shepherd, ANU Sarah Johnson, Newcastle Tony Lin, UniSA
Boyd Murray, CSIRO Geoff Knagge, Newcastle Rob Milner, UniSA
Tim Giles, Dspace Meng Wang, Newcastle Nghia Hieu Ngo, UniSA
Neil L Scott, IRL, NZ Faith Choy, QUT Lars Rasmussen, UniSA
Sudhir Singh, IRL, NZ Li Chu, UNSW Sudharshan Srinivasan, UniSA
Paul Teal, IRL, NZ Dongning Feng, UNSW Ian Holland, WATRI

A summary of the tutorial and a biography of the tutorial presenter, Dr. Mark Reed, follows below.

Turbo Receiver Design: From Theory to Practice

Like Turbo Codes, Turbo Receiver design based on the &Turbo Principle& is realizable today and can provide benefits, such as higher capacity, larger cell sizes, better voice quality, and longer wireless battery life. Turbo receivers achieve this by minimizing the interference in a special way.

This tutorial studies the baseband signal processing technique including detection criteria, decoding methods, transmitter configurations, wireless channel modeling, receiver design and analysis techniques. By attending this course the participant will attain a fundamental understanding of how to design and analyze efficient receivers, how to use the &turbo principle& to mitigate interference, what the key design steps are, and how the system benefits can be determined. There will be practical system examples to reinforce the underlying principle.

IEEE Transactions
Tutorial Presenter
Dr. Mark Reed

A number of system configurations will be discussed, including antenna arrays, direct-sequence code-division multiple-access (DS/CDMA), continuous phase modulation (CPM), intersymbol interference (ISI) channels, Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Channels, and much more.


Dr. Mark Reed pioneered the area of iterative receiver design with the publication of his PhD thesis titled &Iterative Receiver Techniques for Coded Multiple Access Communication Systems& in 1998. He has worked in industry and research positions for the last 14 years with positions in the U.S.A., Switzerland, and Australia. He was part of a team that designed and developed a world first Satellite-UMTS Modem for the European Space Agency. He also completed further work on multiuser detectors as technical lead in the highly successful EC project, ASILUM which investigated and validated advanced signal processing schemes for link improvement in UMTS.

Since April 2003 Dr Reed is employed as a Senior Researcher National ICT Australia, and is an Adjunct Fellow at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, where he is involved in research, education, commercialization, and linkages in the wireless signal processing program. He has over 30 international journal and conference papers and has been listed as inventor on four patent applications.