MSc Telecommunication and Sensing Systems

Graduation project (45 EC)

The thesis project is the last study unit of the programme and serves to prove that you acquired the academic competencies of a Master of Science in Telecommunications. The project involves a research or design task with sufficient academic level.

The project may be executed within a research program at TU Delft, or in a suitable research institute or company. The project must be carried out with a systematic approach and should include all phases of a research or design project: analysis, modelling, implementation/construction and validation/evaluation.

The student executes the thesis project independently, with guidance of a thesis supervisor and under the responsibility of the full professor of one of the research groups involved in the Telecommunications programme.

MSc project proposals

Some examples of thesis topics (this list is not exhaustive).
CASReducing Motion Artifacts in MRI of the Eye
Development of accurate dielectric property imaging for 1.5T MRI
Unraveling the structure of the electromagnetic field in MRI
Development and testing of a switchable fractionated dipole antenna for ultrahigh field MRI
Analytics with Multiple-Sensor Lighting Data
Multi-Sensor Fusion Based Relative Positioning
Joint localization and synchronization
Phase domain ranging and localization for Bluetooth low energy or ZigBee
Distributed clock synchronization for energy-efficient wireless sensor networks
Investigation of a Suitable Reed Solomon Decoder for Gigabit Ethernet Reception
High Speed Adaptive Equalization for Gigabit Ethernet Receiver Design
Signal Processing for reduced hardware massive MIMO
Estimation algorithm for a Phasor Measurement Unit
Accurate propagation delay estimation for a novel thermal sensor
Tracking airplanes from space
Monitoring of energy consumption using Coded Power Radio
Smart Mobile Process Environment Actuators and Sensors (Smart PEAS)
DOME algorithms & machines for the SKA radio telescope
Energy-efficient algorithms for air quality monitoring using sensor networks
Compressive Sensing for Ultrasound Signal Reconstruction
Underwater localization for for a ship hull cleaning robot
Plasmonics on CMOS
MS3Remote sensors and Internet of Things for rail-traffic applications
Mission-driven Radar Dwell Scheduling
Design of an inflatable antenna for nano- and micro-satellites
GPS antenna placement
Phase-coded automotive radar
Radar to radar interference mitigation
Automotive radar tracking system
Deployment of Distributed Radar Network
Angle of arrival estimation for automotive radar systems
Optimal frequency generation scheme for mm-Wave automotive radar
Radar based Road Mapping and Vehicle Localization
Classification of targets using the polarimetric-Doppler PARSAX radar
Validation of model for radio distortion due to wind turbines with measured radar data

Thesis examples

2012N. ZhangWi-Fi Direct based Smart Set-up (WDSS) in Lighting Systems
H. CetinSpectrum Sharing among Cellular Operators from a Game Theoretical Cognitive and Cooperative Networking Perspective
2011K. DongPerformance and fairness enhancement in ZigBee networks
E. P. StoutDesign and evaluation of a simulation environment for evaluating departure scheduling algorithms
D. PramudiwatiLTE System Performance in Relation to Wideband Channel Properties
E.G. Diaz CastellanosPerformance Analysis and Improvement of Topology Discovery Protocols in Home Networks
P. GuanCombining relaying and base station coordination for improving cell-edge multi-user performance in 3GPP LTE-Advanced networks
A. ZhaoReliable In-Vehicle FlexRay Network Scheduler Design
T. DikambaDownlink Scheduling in 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
S. BensdorpComparative study of light trapping strategies in thin film solar cells
2010S. AsoodehOn Achieving the Minimum Energy for Sending One Single Bit with Feedback
K.S. WeldemichaelIntegrating TETRA with Wireless Mesh Networks
X. TianDesign and Implementation of Synchronization of WPAN Devices for Multimedia Playback
F.B. BadinradSystem Design for a High Data Rate Wireless Infrared Multi language Distribution system
A. KrishnakumarModelling the Dynamic Nature of Networks, Enabling Smart Living
2009V.S. RaoAllocation of Opportunistic Spectrum for Cognitive Radio Ad hoc Networks
J. HaoA Multi-hop Aware Scheduling Mechanism for HSDPA and IEEE 802.11 Integrated Network
X. CuiImproving ZigBee Networks Robustness with Multi-channel Capability
H. DabbaghFree-space Emulator of 60GHz Directional Antenna Equipment
J. HeDesign and Implementation of a Wireless Sensor Network Testbed
M. HawasEvaluation of dependability of MAC and routing protocols in personal networks
M.T. NgoNew upper bounds on the separating redundancy of linear block codes
X. Zhang XinTransmission Power Adaptation Using Link Quality Estimation In IEEE802.11
S.G. GunputConnectivity Maintenance for mmWave WPANs
CAS2016Yiling ZhangChina Digital Radio (CDR) Receiver Design and Development with FM Interference Cancellation
2015Hongrun ZhangSensor Selection and Bit Allocation in WSNs with Realistic Digital Communication Channels
Shailja ShuklaGSVD based blind-beamforming technique for suppression of partially overlapping Bluetooth data packets from WiFi signals
Ruijie ZhangCompressive Power Spectrum Estimation: Further study on Non Uniform sampling and Parametric Approach
Shilpa RaoSparse Arrays: Vector Sensors and Design Algorithms
Yun WangSoftware-defined radio receiver design and development for China Digital Radio (CDR)
2014Samira BahramiNon-Intrusive Appliance Load Monitoring using the Viterbi Algorithm (NIALM-VA)
Shahrzad NaghibzadehIndoor Granularity Presence Sensing and Control Messaging with an Ultrasonic Circular Array
Joost GeelhoedJoint Angle-Frequency Estimation for Multiple Signals with Circular Arrays
Yongwei WangIndoor Localization based on Room Impulse Response Fingerprinting with little human intervention
Yi LuA "Transmission Time Reservation" method in a Wireless Lighting Control System
Cong NieResearching the BLE based intelligent lighting control system
Keke HuCompressive Sensing for Near-field Source Localization
Ning PanOffline Power Allocation and Spectrum Sensing Strategy in Energy-Harvesting Cognitive Radio Networks
2013Jason MensinghDevelopment of a Two-Dimensional Resonator Design Tool
Viktor StoevPhotoacoustic Imaging by Means of Sparsity Regularization
Apostolos KontakisSpace-varying FIR filter design for nonuniformly sampled seismic data
Siavash ShakeriUnderwater ultra-wideband fingerprinting-based localization
Jeroen van GemertImaging of Cracks and Weak Spots in Steel and Aluminium Plate Rolls
Lyubomir ZegovWaveform Optimization for Compressive-Sensing Radar Systems
2012A. RamkumarTransmitter measurements and analysis of frame synchronization of an Impulse Radio Ultra-wideband system
D. Shastry RavishankarBPSK Based Super Regenerative Receiver
Rakshith JagannathGrid Mismatch in Sparse-Signal Recovery of Compressive Sensing
2011Z. HuangMulti-Carrier Wakeup Radio Receiver
Sundeep ChepuriWideband spectrum sensing techniques for wireless sensors
Millad Mouri SardarabadiComplex Factor Analysis
Stefan KokA multi-lag/multi-scale receiver for underwater acoustic communications
2010Maxim VolkovRadio frequency detection and mitigation for LOFAR telescope system
A.D. VisserNoise Analysis of an Ultra Wide Band FMCW Ranging Receiver
David CaicedoIllumination control of an LED lighting system based on localized occupancy
Deheng LiuMultiuser Detection for Sensing Asynchronous LED Illumination Contributions
2009Shahzad GishkoriCompressive Sampling for PPM and FSK Modulated Signals
M.N. KhanAntenna Beamforming for a 60 GHz Transceiver System
Sajit AqeelA noise subspace approach for localization
A.O. AdejuwonCognitive Radio in a Regulatory Environment
Bruhtesfa GodanaHuman movement characterization in indoor environment using GNU radio based radar
Yukang TuWavenumber-frequency spectrum estimation of ambient seismic noise
Zixia HuReceiver Windowing Design for Narrowband Interference Mitigation in MB-OFDM UWB System
ES2015A.Y. MajidBetter Mobility Support for Radio Spectrum White Space-enabled Devices
M.G. GolinskiDesigning efficient wireless power transfer networks
A.W. DoffSensor-Assisted Movement Identification and Prediction for Beamformed 60 GHz Links
2013F. AnDensity Adaptive Sleep Scheduling in Wireless Sensor Networks
Tarikul IslamStatistical Modeling of Intelligent Transportation Systems Communication Channels
2012P. KalyanasundaramCooperative Spectrum Sensing Algorithms in WBAN
P.P. ElavarasuWireless LAN Optimization of HQ audio conferencing system using application layer protocol
P.G. RaghavendraraoVoice over LTE
P.S. GaonkarMap updates: a VANET application
2011B. Wikan HantoroDistributed Beamforming for Cognitive Radio Networks
Y. LiuGreen Routing Protocols Employing Dual-Radio Cooperation
A.K. KhatibiEvent-driven MAC Protocol For Dual-Radio Cooperation
2010Y. ZhaoAnalyzing mobility models
G.M. OlcerFuture home networks: Connectivity in 60 GHz Home Networks
2009R. Doost MohammadyCognitive Radio Design: An SDR Approach
MS32017Yalin GurcanSuper-resolution algorithms for range-azimuth-Doppler estimation in automotive radars.
2016Nannan ChenMillimetre wave propagation and scattering phenomena for automotive radar.
Wilco TempertDesign of a particle filter for robust target tracking in object-induced clutter
Jeroen KeijsersDensity Tapering for Sparse Planar Spiral Antenna Arrays
Michael HambalisReduction of Mutual Coupling and Influencing the Antenna-Element Pattern in Array Environment
Roeland TrommelAn Analysis of Deep Learning for Human Gait Classification in Radar
Roel BernsExploiting the micro-Doppler effect for detection improvement in FMCW radar
Yanki AslanReduction of Mutual Coupling Between Closely Spaced Patch Antennas Using Dielectric Contrast Techniques
Joris DerksenA study of radar performance assessment accuracy sensitivity to the resolution of atmospheric input data. Case studies of North Sea environments.
2015Rossiza GourovaTheory and Practice of Waveforms for Compressive-Sensing Radar
M. WangUltra wideband omnidirectional discone antenna for WLAN applications
Yiou ZhouRadar Doppler Polarimetry of Wind Turbines using the S-band PARSAX radar
2014Jacco SchreudersTracking aircraft with the PARSAX radar
2013Sowmini KadathanadWaveform Generation for a MIMO Radar
Paraforou VasilikiDesign and full-wave analysis of supershaped patch antennas
Jason MensinghDevelopment of a Two-Dimensional Resonator Design Tool
Boris Radeljić-JakićDevelopment of Processing Algorithms for the Detection and Estimation of Multi-Layered Structures of a Windfield with Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar
Maarten KasteleinAircraft Separation Assurance Using Implicit Maneuver Coordination: Issues and Potential Solutions
Ranish Baboeram Panday4D Trajectory De-Confliction For Future ATM By Applying Constraints
Temitope AgbanaModel-based Wavelength Estimation with Tunable Color Filter and Single Photodiode
2012Joep WezelAssessing the MR compatibility of dental retainer wires at 7 tesla
Paul de HeerHomogeneous RF Field Distribution Optimization in 3T Abdominal Imaging
Netsanet TessemaNode Selection Technique for Distributed Beamforming in Green Cognitive Radio Networks
Vedaprabhu BasavarajappaDesign of a wideband conformal array antenna system with beamforming and null steering, for application in a DVB-T based passive radar
V. SridharanInterference cancellation techniques for low power wireless sensors
Leonardo CarrerConcealed Weapon Detection: a microwave imaging approach
Tom VerboonExploring Opportunities for an Evolutionary Integration of Level 3 UAV Situation Awareness Support into ATC/C2 systems
Eugenio PasquaUWB FMCW Radar for Concealed Weapon Detection: RF front-end development
2011Stephan GrootModel-based Classification of Human Motion: Using a Particle Filter Approach
Prasetiyono Hari MuktiA Study On Wavelet Packet Based Algorithm For Representation of Wireless Channel
Rahmat MulyawanSynchronization Methods for Wavelet Packet Multicarrier Modulation
Wahyu Adhi PrasetyoRelay Selection and Resource Allocation in Cooperative Wireless Communication Networks
Anurag BajpaiChannel Equalization for Wavelet Packet Modulation
J. ChenA Study on Frequency Dependency and Spatial Modeling of Wireless Channels
2010Berna TorunPeak-to-Average Power Ratio Reduction Techniques for Wavelet Packet Modulation
W.M. BrinkNon-Invasive Electromagnetic Ablation of Female Breast Tumors
Hossein AzodiUWB Air-Coupled Antenna for Ground Penetrating Radar
H.G. PoleyGPR Antennas Design and Experimental Evaluation
G. BerghuisSimulation of a Detect and Sense System
Nadia HaiderUWB Antenna Design for Polarimetric Imaging Radar
2009F.W. Van den DungenAn airborne human machine interface for 4D-trajectory based operations - A study of needs for the A30X HMI in the ATM target concept of 2020 described by SESAR
Dony ArianandaOn Wavelet Based Spectrum Estimation for Dynamic Spectrum Access
Aman Miesso BokiyeRay-based Propagation Modeling for OFDM-based Mobile Networks
Iman Ghaseminezhad MarandiInterference Analysis, Measurements and Performance Evaluation of IEEE 802.11n in the presence of other IEEE 802.11b/g/n WLANs
2008A. Shenario EzhilMillimeter-Wave UWB Antenna Design in LTCC Technology
MSP2011R. ZhijieThe Stopping Set Property and the Iterative Decoding Performance of Binary Block Codes on BSC and AWGN Channel
S.P. SathyanarayananA Study of Joint Network Coding and Power Control in Energy Harvesting Networks
2009H. WangNetwork Coded Flooding
NAS2015I.P. StankusAssessment of Dynamic Spectrum Allocation in Realistic Mobile Networks
A.A. Mendoza MartinezVirtual Sectorization in Future Mobile Networks: System-Level Assessment and Optimization in a Realistic LTE Network
C. ChenEpidemic Mitigation via Awareness Propagation in Multi-layer Network
A.K. DziwornuTowards Real-Time Power Restoration Using a Hybrid Genetic Algorithm
M.P.V. ManthenaNetwork-as-a-Service Architecture with SDN and NFV: A Proposed Evolutionary Approach for Service Provider Networks
2014S. Knappstein-HamelinkNetwork Discovery in a Recursive Internet Network Architecture
2013V.N. GourovNetwork Monitoring with Software Defined Networking: Towards OpenFlow network monitoring
2012N.L.M. Van AdrichemTowards a global implementation of Named Data Networking
B. W. AbegazControl Architecture and Utility Maximization for a Smart Grid based Energy Community
S. MathewLTE Performance Measurement In Trial Network & Validation Of LTE Performance Estimation Models
K. CharalampidouEstimating popularity by sentiment and polarization classification on social media
2011M. NoordermeerImplementing Link-state Update Policies for Quality of Service Routing
B. ShirmohamadiSelf-Optimized Resource Allocation in ICT Systems
A. CaluDragon-Lab, network states detection and identification framework: performance investigation
E.D. AyeleAnalyses and deployement of the BitTorrent protocol for community ad hoc networks
Y. KocQuantitative Modeling of Domain Name System Protocol
2010R.M.A. ImamdiRobustness Analysis and Capacity Management of the KPN (PS) Mobile Core Network
D. MaheshwariRobust Offshore Networks for Oil and Gas Facilities
2009J. WuEvolving Properties of Growing Networks
R.A.P. JuffermansDiverse routing in SRLG networks
C. SimmondsTelecom Sector Modelling from a Functional Perspective
RSE2012M. Van den OeverSpace-Based FMCW SAR Systems
A. ArgyrouliThe impact of droplets clustering on the radar backscattering from water clouds
2011J.M.M. VerzeilbergCoherent Multistatic Radar Imaging
M. Vosooghi DizajiScattering in Water Clouds: The Impact of the Spatial Correlation of Particles on The Backscattered Mean Power
2010S. GeorgiouEstimation and assessment of differential and specific differential phase with the IDRA X-band Doppler polarimetric radar
THZ2015Shahab DabironezareAnalysis and design of a dual-band THz imager based on incoherent detectors.
Siyi ZhouAnalysis and Design of Pulsed Photoconductive Antennas
Wenda ZhuMm-Wave In-Package Antennas for Short-Range Car Radar Application
Xuxiang LiuDemonstration of 2 x 2 heterodyne receiver array at 1.4THz using HEB mixers and Fourier phase grating LO
Sven van BerkelCharacterization of Printed Transmission Lines at High Frequencies
2014Harshitha Thippur ShivamurthyWideband, Wide-Scan Planar Connected Slot Array Enhanced with Artificial Dielectrics
2013Vincent VoogtLoop-to-Loop Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Signal Transfer in Layered Configurations: Application to Inter-Chip Wireless Communication
MS32016Wilfred BoelhouwerA Reconfigurable Antenna based on a Non-radiative Dielectric Waveguide with a Liquid Crystal Dielectric