MIMO System Prototyping

MIMO System Prototyping Prototyping is key to understanding the operation of real-world wireless systems. It provides access to real propagation channels and better simulations impairments such as amplifier nonlinear, gain/phase offset, quantization effects, and timing jitter that are often overlooked in simulations. To obtain the benefits from studying these effects, we have built several prototypes to study topics such as MIMO-OFDM communication and MIMO ad hoc networking. Click on the … Continue reading

Heterogeneous Networks

Cellular system deployment has reached practical limits in many dense urban area while data traffic only continues to increase. This leaves cellular operators with few options to increase the most important metric: area spectral efficiency. Unfortunately, radio link improvements including coding, cognitive transmission, and multiple antennas are reaching their theoretical limits. Consequently, network operators are revisiting conventional cellular system topologies and are considering a new paradigm called heterogeneous networks. Heterogeneous … Continue reading

Upcoming Conferences

ITW 2014 Period: 11/02/2014-11/05/2014
Location: Hobart, Australia
Submission Deadline: May 11, 2014

Allerton 2014 Period: 10/01/2014-10/03/2014
Location: Allerton, IL, USA
Submission Deadline: July 7, 2014

INFOCOM 2015 Period: 04/26/2015-05/01/2015
Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Submission Deadline: July 11, 2014

WCNC 2015 Period: 03/09/2015 - 03/12/2015
Location: New Orleans, LA, USA
Submission Deadline: August 24, 2014


Received a 2014 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper award for the paper R. W. Heath, Jr., Tao Wu, Young Hoon Kwon and A. C. K. Soong, ``Multiuser MIMO in Distributed Antenna Systems with Out-of-Cell Interference,'' IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, vol. 59, no. 10, pp. 4885-4899, Oct. 2011. The award will be collected at ICASSP 2014 in Florence.

Professor Heath

Professor, Ph.D., P.E., IEEE Fellow

Cullen Trust Endowed Professor
Director of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin