Welcome to the Multimedia Wireless Networks (MWN) Lab at IIT Kanpur. Members of MWN are involved in carrying out research at the cutting edge of Multimedia Transmission and Wireless Networks. The aim of the lab is to develop robust algorithms for reliable high fidelity multimedia content transmission over contemporary and next generation mobile wireless cellular, local area and sensor networks. The projects being carried out are related to solving high impact challenging issues related to video coding and communication, which can then be rapidly prototyped for baseband ASIC implementation in mobile wireless clients. Some of the salient research areas at MWN are listed below.

Research Areas @ MWN

  • LTE/WiMAX Based 4G Wireless.
  • MIMO/OFDM Wireless Systems.
  • H.264/SVC Based Scalable Video Coding.
  • Next Generation Cognitive Radio Wireless.
  • Wireless Sensor Networks.
  • Multimedia Transmission Over Wireless.
  • Resource Allocation in Wireless Networks.
  • TCP and HARQ for Low Latency over Wireless.

News @ MWN

  • PhD student Adarsh Patel has been awarded INAE Innovative Student Project Award 2017 for work on his Ph.D. thesis titled "Robust Spectrum Sensing for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Cognitive Radio Networks".

  • Ph.D. Scholar Neeraj Varshney has been awarded the IEEE ComSoc travel grant to attend the 2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference to be held from 3-6 April 2016 in Doha, Qatar.

  • Ph.D. Scholar Amrita Mishra has been awarded the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) travel grant to attend the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2016) to be held in Shanghai, China.

  • Ph.D. Scholar Saumya Dwivedi has been awarded the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) travel grant to attend the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2016) to be held in Shanghai, China.

  • M.Tech Student Vini Gupta has been awarded the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) travel grant to attend the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2016) to be held in Shanghai, China.

  • Book by Dr Aditya K Jagannatham titled "Principles of Modern Wireless Communications Systems" published by Tata McGraw Hill.

  • Prof. Aditya K. Jagannatham has been awarded the P. K. Kelkar Young Faculty Research Fellowship for 2015-2018.

  • Yashaswini N S, M.Tech student of MWN Lab has received the Best All-rounder Girl Student of Two Year Master’s Programme Gold Medal for the year 2014-2015.

Current Research

  • Adarsh Patel, Hukma Ram, Aditya K. Jagannatham, and Pramod K. Varshney, "Robust Cooperative Spectrum Sensing for MIMO Cognitive Radio Networks under CSI Uncertainty", Accepted for Publication in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.

  • Neeraj Varshney and Aditya K.Jagannatham, "MIMO-STBC based Multi-Relay Cooperative Communication over Time-Selective Rayleigh Fading Links with Imperfect Channel Estimates," Accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

  • Neeraj Varshney, Aditya K. Jagannatham, "Performance Analysis of MIMO-OSTBC based Selective DF Cooperative Wireless System with Node Mobility and Channel Estimation Errors", Accepted for publication in Twenty Second National Conference on Communications Conference (NCC) 2016, 4-6 March 2016.

  • Neeraj Varshney, Aditya K. Jagannatham, "Capacity Analysis for MIMO Beamforming Based Cooperative Systems over Time-Selective Links with Full SNR/One-Bit feedback based Path Selection and Imperfect CSI", Accepted for publication in 2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 3-6 April 2016.

  • Neeraj Varshney, Amish Goel, Aditya K. Jagannatham, "Cooperative Communication in Spatially Modulated MIMO systems", Accepted for publication in 2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 3-6 April 2016.

  • Neeraj Varshney, Amalladinne Vamsi Krishna, Aditya K. Jagannatham, "Selective DF protocol for MIMO STBC Based Single/Multiple Relay Cooperative Communication: End-to-End Performance and Optimal Power Allocation", Accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Communications.

  • Nikhil Gupta, Aditya K. Jagannatham, "Transceiver Optimization for Unicast/Multicast MIMO Cognitive Overlay/Underlay Networks", Accepted for publication in the IEEE Signal Processing Letters.

  • Saumya Dwivedi, Aditya K. Jagannatham, "Optimal Bartlett Detector based SPRT for Spectrum Sensing in Multi-antenna Cognitive Radio Systems", Accepted for publication in the IEEE Signal Processing Letters.