Professor A. Manikas

Chair of Communications & Array Processing

Research Topics Set-1

  • Arrayed Multicarrier MIMO Systems for 4G Wireless Communications
    • Design and Evaluation of MIMO Systems
    • Modelling of multicarrier space-time MIMO communication channels
    • Multicarrier MIMO Array Channel Estimation techniques
    • Arrayed MC-DS-CDMA and OFDM Schemes
    • Coded Layered Space-Time Architectures
    • Joint Transmitter/Receiver Optimization & Complexity Analysis

  • Arrayed Wireless Sensor Networks (A-WSNs)
    • Sensor Node self orientation and positioning
    • Wireless Array formation in a randomly distributed field of Nodes
    • Beamforming/MIMO Transcievers for A-WSNs
    • Capabilities of formed wireless Arrays (Resolution/Detection/Accuracy etc)

  • Integrated Array Communications (i.e.Space-Time Communications) for 3G & B3G Mobile Communications
    • Subspace based Estimation of Channel Parameters
    • Space-Time Block Coding Based MIMO Array Receivers
    • Single-user and Multi-user Array Receivers
    • Code-reuse Array DS-CDMA

  • Array Processing Techniques for Mobile Positioning Problem
    • Array Processing Positioning Technique
    • Wideband Location Systems
    • Mobile Positioning for DS-CDMA Multipath Environment

  • Integrated Vector-Channel Estimation & Multiuser Reception
    • Modeling of the Multiuser Vector Channel
    • Modelling & investigation of localized scattered and moving sources
    • Diffused-Space-Time Estimation and Reception
    • Polarisation-Space-Time Estimation and Reception
    • Robust Array Reception in Dynamic and Time Varying Diffused Vector Channels

  • Arrayed MC-DS-CDMA Communication Systems
    • System Modelling for Multicarrier Multiuser Systems
    • Blind Reception of Multicarrier DS-CDMA for Quasi-Stationary Channels
    • MMSE Multiuser Detection for Array Multicarrier DS-CDMA in Time-Varying Channels
    • Transmit Processing for TDD MC-DS-CDMA systems
    • Reduction of intracell and intercell interference for array MC-DS-CDMA

  • Distortion criteria and performance analysis of 'Space-Time' communication systems (SNIR, SIR, outage probability, system capacity, rate distortion, etc.)

Research Topics Set-2

  • Array Manifold Investigation using Differential Geometry

    • linear, planar, diversely polarised and three-dim array manifolds
    • manifolds using cone-angle parametrization
    • diversely polarised array manifolds
  • SpatioTemporal Array (STAR) Manifold

    • Investigation of the STAR manifold curves.
    • Investigation of the STAR manifold surfaces
    • Theoretical array performance bounds
    • Array ambiguity problem based on uniform and non-uniform partition of STAR mani- folds
  • Array Calibration and Uncertainties

    • Identification, Modelling, Estimation and Classification of Array Ambiguties
    • Modelling of STAR Manifold Uncertainties
    • Mutual Coupling estimation techniques
    • Pilot Calibration techniques
    • Self Calibration techniques
  • Superresolution Beamforming

    • Steering Vector Arrays

    • Complete Interference Cancellation techniques
    • Beamformers Robust to Pointing Errors
    • Beamformer-type Base Station power control for mobile communication networks
  • Superresolution Direction Finding (DF)

    • For moving or fixed sources
    • For point or diffused sources
    • Joint Direction-Velocity Estimation
    • Exterior Product Approach in DF
  • Near and Far Field Array Processing

  • Performance Bounds in Array Processing

    • Deterministic and Stochastic Bounds
    • Resolution and Detection Thresholds
    • 'Reliability' and 'Importance' Functions of Array Elements
  • Higher-Order Signal Subspace Techniques

    • Array Manifold Properties and Performance
    • Handling More Sources than Sensors
  • H°°-type Robust Array Processing

    • State-Space Modelling
    • Direction Finding
    • Signal-copy Beamforming
    • Tracking of moving/on-off/fading etc. sources
    • Adaptive Spread Spectrum Array Receivers
  • Array Signal Abnormalities and Quality Factor

    • Modelling, Detection, Estimation and Classification of Array Signal Abnormalities and Quality factor

  • Array Design

    • Array Design based on the new concept of Sensors-Locator-Polynomial
    • Array Design based on the new concept of Ambiguous Generator Sets of direction

Current Researchers

(Waiting for Exam)

Farrukh Rashid
(PhD Student)

Cara Beck
(Research Assistant)

Azibananye Mengot
(PhD Student)

George Elissaios
(PhD Student)

Ting Ting Zhang
(PhD Student)

PhD Graduates (supervised by Professor Manikas)

Dr T.S. Naveendra
(Qualcomm, UK)

Dr J.W.P. Ng
(BT Research Labs)

Dr D. Sadler
(ROKE MANOR Research)

Dr A. Sleiman


Dr L. Huang

Dr K. Stavropoulos

Dr P. Wilkinson

Dr V. Lefkaditis

Dr P. Karaminas

Dr A. Alexiou
(Lucent - Bell Labs, UK)

Dr J.S. Lee
(Telecom MODUS)

Dr S.S. Lim
(Lucent - UK)

Dr N. Takai

Dr N. Dowlut
(McMaster Univ. - Canada)

Dr C. Proukakis

Dr R. Karimi
(Lucent - Bell Labs - UK)

Dr N. Fistas
(EU - Brussels)

Dr N. Whinnett
(Motorola - France)

Dr I. Dacos
(OTE - Greece)