On the Design and Development of a Simulator for Aeronautical 6G Architecture Comparison
Aeronautical applications such as satellite communications and in aircraft systems have enhanced the range of applications for 5G, bringing new opportunities and potentials.
In the new 6G era these industries are envisioned to receive even more attention due to the high coverage possibilities that they provide. Applications such as unmanned aerival vehicles, flying taxis, moving base stations are just a few to name. In that regard, to support these wide range of applications, new 6G network urge for new and more efficient architectures.
In this thesis the student shall focus on the analysis of existing archiectures for 5G/6G for aeronautical applications and shall perform a comparison, definining potentials for the development of new architectures to reduce delay and increase the network performance. To this end, a comprehensive analysis is required to define the right metrics for comparison and identifying the potentials for improvement. An initial simulator based on the defined metrics is to be created to enable the comparison of similar algorithms in the future.
Good knowledge of simulation environments such as Matlab, Python.
Good mathematical background.
Knowledge about satellite communications is a plus.
Short Description: Extension and Analysis of an Interference Cancellation Solution for Aircraft Cabins
More and more devices communicate wirelessly in the cabin. This includes, seat screens, passenger devices (mobile phones, laptops), sensors and actuators. As of today, the complete unlicensed spectrum is used. In future, 5G-NR-U base station can be deployed in this scenario, to offer new connectivity possiblities. This requires new coexistence mechanisms that do not put further strain on spectrum resources.
The goal of this thesis is to extend a pre-existing enhance a pre-existing simulator (based on matlab) for 5G-NR-U signal demodulation, with the help of pre-existing matlab 5G-NR-U functions. After extending the simulator, different scenarios and channel etimation techniques should be investigated, as well as several Key Performance Indicators such as Bit Error Rate, Signal-to-Interference-to-Noise-Ratio and throughput.
The overall goal is to show that interference cancellation, the underlying concept of Rate Splitting and NOMA is viable even in a challenging environment such as an aircraft cabin where the high density of radio devices is a challenge