FEIT Research Project Database

Programmable RF photonic systems and networks

Project Leader: Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas
Staff: Christina Lim
Primary Contact: Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas (nirmalat@unimelb.edu.au)
Keywords: communications and networks; optical communication systems; photonics and electronics; wireless communication systems
Disciplines: Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Future wireless systems will use very high frequency carriers in the millimetre-wave and terahertz frequency bands and will rely on photonic approaches to provide backhaul and fronthaul (xhaul) options. We are seeking to develop virtualisable RF Photonic fabrics that can seamlessly support the future wireless networks and systems. This project will integrate broadband rf circuits and systems with photonic fabric and design programmable fabrics to meet future requirements.