Optimising the Last Mile of 5G Wireless NetworksFifth-generation wireless networks, commonly known as 5G, seek to send data rapidly and reliably. To achieve this, a critical issue that needs to be resolved is the ‘last hop’ between users’ devices and the serving base stations. Specifically the connections in the last hop of a wireless network can suffer from severe interference, and it is expensive and inefficient to overcome that by allocating dedicated time slots or frequency bands to each device.
Centenary Celebration - Civil, Electrical & Electronic and Mechanical and Materials EngineeringUCD College of Engineering and Architecture are delighted to announce the centenary celebration of the UCD Schools of Civil, Electrical and Electronic and Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Since 1919, over 7,500 engineering gradautes from these three Schools have gone on to play leading roles in industry, business, academia and society.
UCD student awarded prestigious Naughton Research Experience for Undergraduates FellowshipA UCD engineering student has been announced as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Naughton Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Fellowship, which is offered by the Naughton Foundation based at the University of Notre Dame in the USA.
A Boost for Wireless and Energy-Harvesting TechnologiesOne of the driving trends of the 21st century is technology’s ability to connect. Dr Elena Blokhina at UCD School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering is working on fundamental approaches to enabling even more efficient connection into the future.
She is developing new architecture for signal generation to facilitate 5G, the latest standard in wireless infrastructure, and she is designing energy-harvesting technology to enable small devices such as sensors to use nearby movement as a power source. The impact will be a more connected and sustainable web of devices.