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Formed in 1980 by Professor Vilar, formerly Reader in Microwave Systems and now an Emeritus Professor, the Microwave Telecommunications Systems (MTS) Research Group is one of the longest established research groups at the University of Portsmouth, now with an international reputation.

We have particular expertise in characterisation and measurement of narrow and wide band microwave communication channels for both terrestrial and satellite paths. This is aided by advanced digital signal processing techniques and complex hardware and experimental systems. Often these techniques have developed into areas of expertise of their own (eg Prony-based hyper-resolution analysis, phase noise characterisation, wideband channel sounders, etc).

Prominent areas of research have included radio propagation work with the satellites INTELSAT V and VI (Indian Ocean), OTS, T-SAT, OLYMPUS-1, and more recently ITALSAT I. The Group has contributed to the COST programmes 210, 235, 236, 255 and now 280.

The group has become a leading force in characterisation and measurements of tropospheric scintillations, phase noise characterisation, rain drop scattering, fade countermeasures for millimetre-wave satellite communications (VSATs), wideband outdoor and indoor communication channels and high temperature superconducting in microwave engineering applications.

Close collaboration exists with external organisation and industrial collaborators (UK and International). They include Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), Radiocommunications Agency of the DTI , French CNET and other universities (UK and EU).

Telecoms

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Formed in 1980 by Professor Vilar, formerly Reader in Microwave Systems and now an Emeritus Professor, the Microwave Telecommunications Systems (MTS) Research Group is one of the longest established research groups at the University of Portsmouth, now with an international reputation.

We have particular expertise in characterisation and measurement of narrow and wide band microwave communication channels for both terrestrial and satellite paths. This is aided by advanced digital signal processing techniques and complex hardware and experimental systems. Often these techniques have developed into areas of expertise of their own (eg Prony-based hyper-resolution analysis, phase noise characterisation, wideband channel sounders, etc).

Prominent areas of research have included radio propagation work with the satellites INTELSAT V and VI (Indian Ocean), OTS, T-SAT, OLYMPUS-1, and more recently ITALSAT I. The Group has contributed to the COST programmes 210, 235, 236, 255 and now 280.

The group has become a leading force in characterisation and measurements of tropospheric scintillations, phase noise characterisation, rain drop scattering, fade countermeasures for millimetre-wave satellite communications (VSATs), wideband outdoor and indoor communication channels and high temperature superconducting in microwave engineering applications.

Close collaboration exists with external organisation and industrial collaborators (UK and International). They include Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), Radiocommunications Agency of the DTI , French CNET and other universities (UK and EU).