What you will do
Ultra-wideband has been first developed for military applications for secure communication and was standardized by IEEE already more than a decade ago.
Recently, there has been a renewed interest in ultra-wideband based data communication and ranging for smartphones.
This raises the question : "Can we use Ultra-wideband communication signals and transceivers for opportunistic radar applications?
During your thesis, you play an essential role in answering this question from a technical perspective. One of the major technical challenges is expected to be transmit to receive (TX-RX) crosstalk and local oscillator (LO) leakage.
You will analyse and develop architectures and algorithms, all with the aim to mitigate the impact of crosstalk and local oscillator (LO) leakage, while maximizing sensitivity.
You will deliver a comprehensive model and algorithm(s) in either Matlab or Python complete with documentation. A publication at scientific conference / journal is always a possibility, depending on the duration, quality and novelty of the work.
What we do for you
You will be working on cutting-edge research on a topic that is very relevant to both academic research and industrial applications.
To help you in this journey, we offer a flexible environment where you can be the leader of your own research while at the same time have support of experts from signal processing and systems design as well as IC design to complete your tasks.
out and measurement of the chip if the performance of the design is promising. As part of IoT team in IMEC-Netherlands you will have opportunities to learn from the some of the best minds in signal processing as well as other research domains.
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