Department of Information and Communications Engineering

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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Group members

Riku Jäntti

Department of Information and Communications Engineering

Jari Lietzen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Muhammad Sheikh

Postdoctoral Researcher

Roberto Di Candia

Academy Research Fellow

Yongchao Dang

Postdoctoral Researcher
Nassim Sehad

Nassim Sehad

Doctoral Researcher
T412 Department of Information and Communications Engineering

Boxuan Xie

Doctoral Researcher

Latest publications

Decomposed and Distributed Modulation to Achieve Secure Transmission

Zhao Li, Siwei Le, Jie Chen, Kang G. Shin, Jia Liu, Zheng Yan, Riku Jäntti 2024 IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing

Exploiting Interference with an Intelligent Reflecting Surface to Enhance Data Transmission

Zhao Li, Chengyu Liu, Lijuan Zhang, Kang G. Shin, Jia Liu, Zheng Yan, Riku Jantti 2024 IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications

Unmanned aerial vehicle localization using angle of departure from a single base station and dead-reckoning

Akash Rajasekaran, Mehari Meles, Reino Virrankoski, Riku Jäntti 2024 Electronics Letters

Stochastic Shadow-Cutting Machine

Zekeriya Uykan, Riku Jantti 2024 2023 31st Telecommunications Forum, TELFOR 2023 - Proceedings

Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of 3D-Printed Multiphase Scaffolds Based on Triply Periodic Minimal Surfaces

Josette Vigil, Kailey Lewis, Nicholas Norris, Alp Karakoç, Timothy A. Becker 2024 Advances in Polymer Technology

A Three-State Received Signal Strength Model for Integrated Sensing and Backscatter Communication

Boxuan Xie, Xiyu Wang, Hüseyin Yiğitler, Kalle Ruttik, Riku Jäntti 2024 2023 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2023

Light-controlled Thin Film Backscatter Device Using Additive Manufacturing

Boxuan Xie, Lauri Mela, Jari Lietzen, Kalle Ruttik, Alexis Dowhuszko, Riku Jantti 2024 IEEE Sensors Letters

Energy-Efficient Covert Communications for UAV-Assisted Backscatter Systems

Yi Zhou, Azzam Al-nahari, Riku Jantti, Zheng Ma, Pingzhi Fan 2024 IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

A canonical correlation-based framework for performance analysis of radio access networks

Furqan Ahmed, Muhammad Zeeshan Asghar, Jyri Hämäläinen 2023 2022 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps)
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