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Centre for Communications Systems

The Centre for Communication Systems

CfCS was established in 1988 as an interdisciplinary centre involving academic staff from the Department of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics. Its research themes extend to all areas of wireless systems, which have penetrated most aspects of our daily life, ranging from communication systems, to energy efficient buildings, on body networks, radio imaging for medical and security applications, radar systems for monitoring the environment, and digital signal processing systems, which are areas of interest to the spectrum regulators, government agencies and industry. It brings together a wide range of expertise for waveform design for radio imaging applications to reduce the effect of clutter in the backscattered signal and for realising novel radio systems for both active and passive radio measurements across a wide range of frequencies with different antenna configurations.

Director: Professor Sana Salous
Associate Director: Dr Aissa Ikhlef

Vision Statement

The focus of the Centre is on studying techniques concerned with the efficient use of the spectrum for future radio networks in various frequency bands ranging from HF to mm waves. It brings together mathematical modelling, radio network expertise, cryptography and coding, radio frequency circuit, antenna design and radio systems for estimating the radio channel effects on radio communication and radar systems.


Contact Details

Department of Engineering
Durham University
South Road
T:+44 (0) 191 334 2400
F:+44 (0) 191 334 2407