Timely and Ultra-reliable Wireless Communications for Mobile Fog Networks
- Important: don’t forget to mention in your application how you found out about the position.
- Main supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Elisabeth Uhlemann, email@example.com (contact person)
- Co-supervisor: Prof. Mats Björkman, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mandatory requirements for all PhD positions
- The applicant is required to have a Master or equivalent degree with a solid documented background in communications, embedded systems, computer science or electrical engineering. Additional knowledge in the fields of mobile wireless networks and industrial automation systems is a plus. A good level of English is a requirement as the studies are performed in English.
- Enable deterministic wireless access to Fog Computing Nodes and between layers of Fog Nodes
- Design, develop and analyze deterministic wireless protocols for industrial automation, in mobile scenarios with frequently changing network topologies
- Communication protocols able to send short packets over wireless channels in order to obtain ultra-reliable, predictable and low-latency communication even in mobile scenarios.
- Designing a medium access method capable of providing predictable access delay for applications with diverse requirements, using different types of cooperative diversity techniques to provide sufficient reliability before a given real-time deadline.
- Relaying strategies aiming to achieve full diversity also in mobile scenarios; depending on the specific use-case unicast of broadcast relaying are to be considered, where either a relay selection or a relay assignment strategy is developed.
- Evaluation of the performance for the proposed protocols.
Planned visits and collaboration:
- TTTech (Dr. Wilfried Steiner): Integrate wireless protocols into the Fog Node
- Danish Technological Institute (Dr. Lars Dalgaard): Evaluate the wireless protocols on a mobile robots use case.
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