Communication technologies research is primarily focused on radio frequency (RF) technologies, including antennas and RF/microwave circuits and devices, and wireless and mobile networks.
The School’s Communication Technologies Research Centre undertakes internationally recognised research in areas such as radar systems to detect fire, multifunctional antennas for air/land platforms, and next generation communication systems for emergency services.
Our capabilities in this area include microwave laboratories, two microwave anechoic chambers, a microwave photonics laboratory, an antenna test range and satellite base station.
- Embedded antenna technology in smart polymeric composite structures
- Tuneable metamaterials for RF applications
- Scattering effects of bushfires on radar systems
- Cognitive radios and mobile networks
- Network protocols, algorithms and performance analysis
- Digital signal processing for communications