Project Details

General Information

Project Title: New Lattice Approach for Digital Broadband Communications.
Investigators: I. Vaughan Clarkson and Iain Collings.
Date: January 2004 - December 2006 -
Project Type: Formal


Client: ARC Discovery
Funded Amount: 150000

General Information

The recent rapid development and deployment of high-speed data links and networks has sparked a revolution in communications. Whether it be wireline connections to the home and office, or wireless connections to mobile handsets, there is a fast-growing demand for broadband data. The new technologies have been partly fuelled by the maturation, availability and affordability of digital processing hardware, but just as importantly it has been the rapid theoretical progress in communications signal processing, information theory, coding theory and network theory that has led the way. This project will consider fundamental problems of digital broadband transmission for both wireline and wireless communication links. New and novel transmission schemes will be proposed and analysed drawing on strong results from the mathematical field of lattices. This theory is largely untapped in the area of data communications, but is ideally suited to many current important communications problems, including optimal joint modulation and coding, channel equalisation, and power control.

Areas of Expertise

Research Areas: Broadband Access;
Application Areas: