Wireless communication is used as a term for transmission of information from one place to another without using cables. This may be one-way communication as in broadcasting systems (such as radio and TV), or two-way communication (e.g. mobile phones). The research area covers an increasing number of existing and new technologies.
In the 1980s our department was involved in the development of the mobile phone system that we today know as GSM. In the 1990s we contributed to the standardisation of the digital broadcast (DVB) system. Today this standard is used for digital transmission of TV channels, and in the future it will also be used for broadcasting HDTV (High Definition Television).
Our research is directed at all kinds of wireless communications, from short range to satellite communication. Depending on the application and system requirements, we utilise either well-known international standards, or develop tailor-made solutions when existing technologies do not meet the user requirements.