Last week, Michael visited the Loughborough University Centre for Autonomous Systems (LUCAS). He made a short presentation (pdf) of our group activities on UAV Telecommunication systems, and he was given a really interesting tour at the LUCAS Labs.
Michael’s visit was funded by the ERASMUS+ program.
Thanos Karayiannis has started his Undergrad Thesis project on Antenna Theory and Propagation.
In this project a low-cost Arduino-based telecommunication subsystem that is capable of sending control commands to a UAV based on GSM or GPRS networks is designed and implemented. (Read more)
Ilias Gkovousis presented his MSc thesis “Low-EMF wireless systems” (in greek: Ασύρματα συστήματα χαμηλής HM εκπομπής).
His thesis was supervised by Prof. Tsoulos.
George Papaggelopoulos presented his BSc thesis “60GHz for Wireless Communications” (in greek: Η συχνότητα 60GHz για ασύρματες τηλεπικοινωνίες 5ης γενιάς).
His thesis was supervised by Prof. Athanasiadou and Prof. Tsoulos.
Michael Valasis presented his BSc thesis “A UAV assisted sensor subsystem” (in greek: Ανάπτυξη τηλεπικοινωνιακού υποσυστήματος σε UAV για λήψη δεδομένων από επίγειους ανιχνευτές).
His thesis was supervised by Prof. Sagias and Mr. Batistatos and is a project of WMCL Measurements research track.
Students George Solidakis and Fanourios Tsokas will present their work “An Arduino-Based Subsystem for Controlling UAVs Through GSM” in this year MOCAST conference from 4 to 6 of May 2017. They managed to program an arduino board in order to navigate a small UAV with simple commands sent via the GSM network.
Details can be found in the paper.
Konstantina Korfioti presented his BSc thesis “Nanosatellite systems” (in greek: Επισκόπηση Νανοδορυφορικών Συστημάτων).
Her thesis was supervised by Prof. George Tsoulos and Prof. Konstantinos Katzis of the European University Cyprus.
The Wireless and Mobile Communications Laboratory (WMCL) of the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications has entered the international competition Drones for Good with the proposal entitled ‘Remote Refugee Rescue & Drone Assisted Telemedicine (Drones4Sea)’. The basic concept behind this proposal is using drones to rescue refugees in the sea.
More than one million refugees have tried to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea the last couple of years; a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented proportions. The main sea route is the eastern Mediterranean route where Greece is the entry point towards Europe. It is evident that search and rescue missions are of paramount importance and in this context, drones may prove valuable allies in surveying the sea borders as well as directly assisting the rescue crews with telemedicine services.
George Tsoulos participates as editor in the special issue “Fulfilling the IOT Ecosystem through 5G networks: Challenges and Breakthroughs” of the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks.
The updated Wireless and Mobile Communication Lab website is now online!
The Wireless and Mobile Communications Lab has signed an NDA with Huawei Technologies Dusseldorf GmbH in order to work together towards the dynamic densification of 5G access networks using vehicles.
Finalist Best Paper Award: The paper ‘The Effects of Antenna Array Size and Back Lobe Level on Self-Interference and Transmitted Powers for 4G Beamforming Multicell Systems with In-Band Full Duplex Relays’ by D.Zarbouti, G.Tsoulos, G.Athanasiadou, was selected among 1019 accepted papers as a finalist to EuCAP 2015 Antenna Design and Applications Best Paper Award. In addition to the oral presentation, it was presented in a special poster paper awards session.