Department of Communications and Networking

Communications Engineering

The Communications Engineering research group lead by Professor Riku Jäntti focus on physical and MAC layer related research topics of wireless communications systems.
Communications Engineering

The research focus areas include:

Cloud RAN for Indoor DAS:

LTE network controlled D2D for mission critical MTC:

Low-power Remote Intrusion Monitoring Using Radio Tomographic Imaging:

System-level simulator of Bluetooth Low Energy version 5

This simulator is written in C++ and developed to work in MiXiM framework of the OMNeT++ engine. This simulation, which simulates the PHY and MAC layer of BLE 5, is developed on top of BLE 4.2 simulator. This simulator has been used for publishing the following article:

  • B. Badihi, F. Ghavimi and R. Jäntti, "On the System-level Performance Evaluation of Bluetooth 5 in IoT: Open Office Case Study," 2019 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), Oulu, Finland, 2019, pp. 485-489, doi: 10.1109/ISWCS.2019.8877223.

The following features of BLE5 have been developed:

  • New PHY layers including, LE Coded S2LE Coded S8LE 2M PHY in addition to LE 1M PHY.
  • Channel Selection Algorithm 2#.

In addition to the above-mentioned features, a dedicated decider for BLE in PHY layer, flow control in MAC layer and new auxiliary advertising packets are developed. It is worth mentioning that this simulator is developed and tested with OMNeT++ version 4.4.1 and MiXiM version 2.3. The higher versions of OMNeT++ may or may not work with the tool.

In order to use this tool, the user must accept the GNU v3 license by confirming that she/he has read, understood and agree with the conditions of this licence. In order to use this tool, the user need the password for openning the zip file. The password is "I hereby accept the license terms" without all spaces. After unzipping the file, the is a tarball that can be directly imported by OMNet++.

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Latest publications

Massive MIMO Beamforming in Monostatic Backscatter Multi-Tag Networks

Azzam Al-nahari, Riku Jäntti, Deepak Mishra, Jyri Hämäläinen 2021 IEEE Communications Letters

Mild alkaline separation of fiber bundles from eucalyptus bark and their composites with cellulose acetate butyrate

Jinze Dou, Alp Karakoç, Leena-Sisko Johansson, Sami Hietala, Dmitry Evtyugin, Tapani Vuorinen 2021 Industrial Crops and Products

Efficient Power-Splitting and Resource Allocation for Cellular V2X Communications

Furqan Jameel, Wali Ullah Khan, Neeraj Kumar, Riku Jäntti 2021 IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems


Furqan Jameel, Syed Ali Hassan 2021 Wireless-Powered Backscatter Communications for Internet of Things

Multi-tone Carrier Backscatter Communications for Massive IoT Networks

Furqan Jameel, Muhammad Nabeel, Wali Ullah Khan 2021 Wireless-Powered Backscatter Communications for Internet of Things

Effect of single-fiber properties and fiber volume fraction on the mechanical properties of Ioncell fiber composites

Alp Karakoc, Mindaugas Bulota, Michael Hummel, Simona Sriubaitė, Mark Hughes, Herbert Sixta, Jouni Paltakari 2021 JOURNAL OF REINFORCED PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES

Effective elastic properties of biocomposites using 3D computational homogenization and X-ray microcomputed tomography

Alp Karakoç, Arttu Miettinen, Jussi Virkajӓrvi, Roberts Joffe 2021 Composite Structures

Backscatter-Enabled Efficient V2X Communication with Non-orthogonal Multiple Access

Wali Ullah Khan, Furqan Jameel, Riku Jantti, Neeraj Kumar, Mohsen Guizani 2021 IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
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