Best paper award at the 2014 European Conference on Networks and Communications

David Simmons a DPhil student working with Professor Justin Coon of the Communications Research Group has been awarded the best paper award at the 2014 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC’14)

David Simmons receiving EuCNC’14 Best Paper Award
David Simmons (left) is being presented his award by Prof. Roberto Verdone, Chair of the EuCNC (right)
David's paper entitled OFDM-based Nonlinear Fixed-Gain Amplify-and-Forward Relay Systems: SER Optimization and Experimental Testing was chosen by the EuCNC’14 Steering Committee for the best paper award at this year's conference. The European Conference on Networks and Communications is the top European conference covering advancements in telecommunications and networks, and is sponsored by the European Commission.

The prize-winning research focused on the theoretical analysis and practical system implementation of wireless relay techniques, whereby a transmitting device communicates with a receiving device via an intermediate relay.  These systems will be deployed in numerous settings, such as 4th/5th generation mobile networks and sensor networks for smart monitoring and control of building management and public infrastructure systems.

This work was the first to use an accurate model of nonlinear transceiver effects to optimise system performance and ultimately demonstrate a proof-of-concept in hardware. Many thanks to David Halls of Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, who helped with the project by implementing the work on a hardware/network testbed.

Read more about the award at: www.eucnc.eu/?q=node/155