General qualifications for a master thesis at AIT in my group
- Academic studies of electrical engineering, telecommunication engineering, computer science or similar
- Solid knowledge in digital signal processing and the description of linear systems
- Very good knowledge of either German or English fluent in spoken and written
- A state-of-the-art software defined radio lab
- An international research environment
- Possibility for talented master students to pursuit a doctoral degree in the field of wireless communications
Currently offered topics in my group at AIT (AIT career website)
- Performance analysis of wireless communication links for autonomous vehicles
- You will evaluate the performance of wireless communication links in terms of frame error rate (FER) obtained using a novel geometry-based radio channel emulator together with modems for vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) communications.
- You will perform a literature research on current FER results published for V2X communications and critically analyze them in terms of reliability.
- You will create FER look-up tables based on different radio channel models, and you integrate them into a complex system-level simulator.
- You will learn how to operate and work with hardware (channel emulator and V2X communication modems) as well as software (system-level simulator, multi programming language based) components.
- You will create the link between the physical and the link layer of the system-level simulator, via an efficient look-up table system for FERs.
- V2X geometry-based stochastic channel model (GSCM) creation and validation
- Create a geometry-based stochastic channel model in MATLAB that will reproduce by simulation the channel impulse responses observed in real-world vehicular radio channels
- Perform a literature research on radio channel modelling techniques currently used for vehicular communications.
- Identify the relevant parameters to be included in a GSCM based on available measurement data.
- Implement and extend the current GSCM based on the parametrized data.
- Validate the channel model using meaningful metrics (e.g. Delay Spread and Doppler Spread)
- High Speed Ray-Tracing on Graphic Cards Ray tracing is an important tool for 5G channel modelling for both mm-Wave high bitrate links as well as ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC). The accuray of ray tracing comes at high computational complexity. You shall use modern GPU techniques to achieve a fast implementation.
- Translate the MATLAB code of an existing ray-tracing tool into a GPU, C or C++ environment in order to significantly reduce the simulation time,
- Validation of the implementation by comparison with measurements of real-world radio propagation channels.
- Channel emulator based performance assessment of wireless communication systems Design and implement a workflow and the required user interfaces for channel emulator based performance assessment of wireless communication systems
- Design an easy to use interface for stochastic channel models
- Design a work flow for the performance assessment of wireless communication systems (path loss and velocity variation over time)
- Visualization of the current state of the channel emulator
If you are interested in a master thesis at AIT please contact me via email (email@example.com) and send me your CV, a short statement of motivation, and the transcript of your courses finished so far.
More general information for students can be found at the AIT website: ait.ac.at.