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PhD position in Visible Light Technologies for Simultaneous Communications and Illumination

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Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Lyngby-Taarbæk, 1 stilling

The Technical University of Denmark has an open PhD position for a project on visible light technologies for simultaneous communications and illumination. The project aims at studying the dual use of a visible light technology for dual use in communication and illumination.

Project description
Visible light technologies are emerging as promising candidate for providing simultaneously illumination and communications. Interest in visible light communication (VLC) is driven by the advances in light emitting diodes (LED) technologies and the need to find new spectrum resources for wireless communications. Advantageous features like geographical independent usage and cost effectiveness makes VLC and ideal candidate for simultaneous illumination and communications.

The application range of VL technologies can be expanded even further. Other applications that can benefit from VLC include indoor information and sensing networks, outdoor street information and sensing, ubiquitous three-dimensional positioning system, specific security and alarm networks, beam steering and imaging, among others.

The focus of this project is a study into the dual use of a new VLC technology for communication therefore with strong emphasis on data transmission and experimental tests.

The main topics the researcher will tackle within the project are:
•System requirements for VLC communication and channel modeling
•Set-up an experimental platform for VLC links
•Co-design and engineering rules for both communication and illumination
•Advanced modulation and data transmission schemes
•Innovation roadmap from research idea to product

Qualifications
The candidate must have a master's degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in engineering. A solid background of digital communications and signal processing is important, knowledge of photonics and fiber optics is an advantage. Good communication skills in written and spoken English is a must. Incorporation date is spring 2015.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, only candidates with an above the average marks are accepted in the program. We recommend the applicants to contact the supervisors in advance to assess the suitability of the application.

Candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programs of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

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Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professors Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Paul Michael Petersen and Jes Broeng.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current Danish rules for Ph.D. degree researchers. The period of employment is 3 years.

Supervisors
•Professor I. Tafur Monroy, Metro-Access and Short Range Communications, idtm@fotonik.dtu.dk
•Professor Paul Michael Petersen, Diode Lasers and LED Systems, pape@fotonik.dtu.dk
•Professor Jes Broeng, Innovation in Photonics, jesbo@fotonik.dtu.dk

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 8 November 2015. Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:
•A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
•Curriculum vitae
•Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (an official translation into English)
•Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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