Broadband Communications

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. Applications include fast access to the Internet, video conference, interactive multimedia, and video-on-demand. 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.

One recent hot area is digital subscriber line (DSL) communication over the "last mile" between the network and the home. Such techniques can practically transform the existing public information network from one limited to voice, text and low resolution graphics to a powerful system capable of carrying multimedia, including full motion video to every one's home. Asymmetric DSL for example operates over existing unconditioned telephone wires and delivers data rates that can reach up to 8 Mbps on the downstream to the subscribers. More recently ADSL is increasingly being integrated with wireless local area networks (WLAN) in the home, to provide truly flexible broadband access.

Key Research Challenges

The advent of such systems in the market place has only fuelled the need for new research and development to push the boundaries and solve the outstanding system issues, many of which are of a truly fundamental theoretical nature. Such problems include overcoming channel impairments, signal attenuation due to distance, interference from neighboring users, impulsive noise, and radio interference, as well as characterizing network and link capacities and mobilities.

Australian Broadband Communications Researchers

Abbosh, Amin M
Abhayapala, Thushara D
Abolhasan, Mehran
Armstrong, Jean
Athaudage, Chandra
Bhaskaran Pillai, Sibi Raj
Bialkowski, Marek Edward
Chen, Zhuo
Collings, Iain B
Conder, Phillip
Dadej, Arkadiusz (Arek) J
Davis, Linda M
Develi, Ibrahim
Elkashlan, Maged
Esselle, Karu P
Fang, Gengfa
Fitzpatrick, Paul
Gao, Jason
Ha, Hoang Kha
Hinton, Kerry
Jamalipour, Abbas
Jayalath, Dhammika
Karmakar, Nemai
Kennedy, Rodney Andrew
Lechner, Gottfried
Li, Jun
Li, Yonghui
Lin, Zihuai
Lowery, Arthur James
Luo, Lin
Mahanti, Anirban
MARTIN, Gregory Theodore
Matekovits, Ladislau
McDonnell, Mark Damian
Moors, Tim
Munasinghe, Kumudu S
Nadarajah, Nishaanthan
Nguyen, Huan X.
Nguyen, Tran Nam
Nirmalathas, Thas A
Novak, Dalma
Papandriopoulos, John
Parker, Anthony
Pietrobon, Steven S
Pollock, Tony S
Portmann, Marius
Rakic, Aleksandar D.
Reed, Mark C
Ruan, Ming (Matt)
Rumsewicz, Michael Peter
Sakhaee, Ehssan
Seneviratne, Aruna
Shakeel, Ismail
Shen, Gangxiang
Shi, Zhenning
Shu, Feng
Sithamparanathan, Kandeepan
Smith, David Burton
Sung, Chang Kyung
Suraweera, Himal
Syed, Imtiaz Husain
Tang, Zhongwei
Thanabalasingham, Thayaparan
Tran, Le Chung
Tucker, Rodney Stuart
Vial, Peter James
Vucetic, Branka S
White, Langford B
Yi, Xiaoke
Yu, Kegen
Yu, Limin
Yuan, Jinhong
Zhang, Jian Andrew
Zhang, Wei
Zhou, Zhendong

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