1. Polytech

OPERA WCG

Wireless Communications Group

Founded in 2007, the Group owns expertise in three complementary fields:

propagation channel modeling (Pr. Philippe

     De Doncker)

digital signal processing (Pr. François Horlin)

security and privacy for the Internet of Things

     (Pr. Jean-Michel Dricot)

Propagation channel modeling

The mission of the channel team is the theoretical and experimental characterization and modeling of propagation for emerging communications systems. Expertise range from propagation in indoor environments, urban, and in the near-body region, from HF to mm-wave frequencies.

Digital signal processing

The mission of the DSP team is to develop solutions for emerging digital communications, localization and passive radar systems taking into account hardware implementation and integration constraints. The team studies modulation, access techniques, channel equalization and synchronization.

Security and privacy for the IoT

The network team has a special focus on software-defined architectures and security protocols for wireless communications. More specifically, our research domain covers wireless networks, Internet of Things (IoT), and cyber-physical systems. The network team is a founding member of the ULB cybersecurity research center.

New publication - Conference paper: Frequency Diverse Array Spatial Data Focusing for High Precision Range-angle-based Geocasting

September 2, 2022

Frequency Diverse Array Spatial Data Focusing for High Precision Range-angle-based Geocasting. Guylian Molineaux, François Horlin, Philippe De Doncker, Julien Sarrazin.

New publication - Conference paper: Impact of Inter-body Scattering on People Counting with Wi-Fi Sensing

June 23, 2022

Impact of Inter-body Scattering on People Counting with Wi-Fi Sensing. Laurent Storrer, Hasan Can Yildirim, Jérôme Louveaux, Philippe De Doncker, Sofie Pollin, François Horlin.

New publication - Journal paper: A multi-antenna super-resolution passive Wi-Fi radar algorithm: Combined model order selection and parameter estimation

June 21, 2022

A multi-antenna super-resolution passive Wi-Fi radar algorithm: Combined model order selection and parameter estimation. Hasan Can Yildirim, Laurent Storrer, Philippe De Doncker, Jerôme Louveaux, François Horlin.

New publication - Conference paper: Impact of MU-MIMO on passive Wi-Fi radars: threat or opportunity?

June 21, 2022

Impact of MU-MIMO on passive Wi-Fi radars: threat or opportunity? Hasan Can Yildirim, Laurent Storrer, Jérôme Louveaux, Philippe De Doncker, François Horlin.

New publication - Journal paper: Monitoring large crowds with WiFi: a privacy-preserving approach

June 21, 2022

Monitoring large crowds with WiFi: a privacy-preserving approach. Jean-François Determe, Sophia Azzagnuni, Utkarsh Singh, François Horlin, Philippe De Doncker.

WCG Team - new researcher

May 31, 2022

Welcome to Dejvi Cakoni who joined the WCG team in early March as a PhD student, under the supervision of François Horlin.

New publication - Journal paper: Physical layer security in an OFDM time reversal SISO communication with imperfect channel state information

May 25, 2022

Physical layer security in an OFDM time reversal SISO communication with imperfect channel state information. Sidney Golstein, François Rottenberg, François Horlin, Philippe De Doncker and Julien Sarrazin.

New publication - Journal paper: Self-synchronization based localization of a time-misaligned transmitter in cellular networks

May 25, 2022

Self-synchronization based localization of a time-misaligned transmitter in cellular networks. Evert Ismael Pocoma Copa, François Quitin, Luc Vandendorpe, Philippe De Doncker, Francois Horlin.

New publication - Journal paper: Privacy-Enhanced MQTT Protocol for Massive IoT

May 25, 2022

Privacy-Enhanced MQTT Protocol for Massive IoT. Axelle Hue, Gaurav Sharma and Jean-Michel Dricot.

New publications - Conference papers: COST CA20120 INTERACT

May 25, 2022

CA20120 - Intelligence-Enabling Radio Communications for Seamless Inclusive Interactions