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Detection of Signals in MC–CDMA Using a Novel Iterative Block Decision Feedback Equalizer

Journal Article
Bagadi, K., Ravikumar, C., Sathish, K., Alibakhshikenari, M., Virdee, B. S., Kouhalvandi, L., …Limiti, E. (2022)
Detection of Signals in MC–CDMA Using a Novel Iterative Block Decision Feedback Equalizer. IEEE Access, 10, 105674-105684. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3211392
This paper presents a technique to mitigate multiple access interference (MAI) in multicarrier code division multiple access (MC-CDMA) wireless communications systems. Althoug...

Dynamic Behaviour of a Geotechnical Seismic Isolation System with Rubber-Sand Mixtures to Enhance Seismic Protection

Conference Proceeding
Bernal-Sanchez, J., McDougall, J., Miranda-Manzanares, M., & Barreto, D. (2022)
Dynamic Behaviour of a Geotechnical Seismic Isolation System with Rubber-Sand Mixtures to Enhance Seismic Protection. In Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering & Seismology (2674-2683
A Geotechnical Seismic Isolation (GSI) system is proposed in this study based on the use of Rubber-Soil mixtures (RSm) to facilitate the benefits of dynamic soil-foundation st...

A New Multiple Slot Antenna System for Sub 6 GHz Smartphones

Conference Proceeding
Parchin, N. O., Amar, A. S., Darwish, M., See, C. H., Abd-Alhameed, R. A., Almslmany, A., & El-Hennawy, H. (2022)
A New Multiple Slot Antenna System for Sub 6 GHz Smartphones. In 2022 International Telecommunications Conference (ITC-Egypt). https://doi.org/10.1109/itc-egypt55520.2022.9855691
This work presents a sub-6 GHz multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antenna array with sufficient characteristics for mobile phone applications. At the four corners of the mo...

Gain Enhancement of Diversity Slot Antenna Using FSS with Metamaterial Unit Cells for UWB Systems

Conference Proceeding
Parchin, N. O., Ullah, A., Santos, H. M. D., See, C. H., & Abd-Alhameed, R. A. (2022)
Gain Enhancement of Diversity Slot Antenna Using FSS with Metamaterial Unit Cells for UWB Systems. In 2022 IEEE Wireless Antenna and Microwave Symposium (WAMS). https://doi.org/10.1109/wams54719.2022.9847736
This study represents the design of a dual-port/diversity antenna with enhanced gain property ultra-wideband (UWB) systems. It contains a small-size open-ended slot resonator ...

A Compact Wideband Circularly Polarized Planar Monopole Antenna with Axial Ratio Bandwidth Entirely Encompassing the Antenna Bandwidth

Journal Article
Mousa, F. M., Al-Yasir, Y. I. A., Ali, N. T., Gharbia, I., See, C. H., & Abd-Alhameed, R. (2022)
A Compact Wideband Circularly Polarized Planar Monopole Antenna with Axial Ratio Bandwidth Entirely Encompassing the Antenna Bandwidth. IEEE Access, 10, 81828-81835. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3196610
The antenna presented in this study is a compact wideband monopole with wideband circular polarization that can be used across the whole antenna bandwidth. A rectangular C-sha...

Towards Predictive Design: Tracking a CNC Fixture Design Process to Identify the Requirements

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G., Purves, D., Corney, J., Canavan, M., Quigley, J., & Sherlock, A. (in press)
Towards Predictive Design: Tracking a CNC Fixture Design Process to Identify the Requirements. In International Conference on Manufacturing Research ICMR 2022
Training novice production engineers to design manufacturing fixtures is a time-consuming process involving significant input from experienced experts. Motivated by the vision...

Single-Element and MIMO Circularly Polarized Microstrip Antennas with Negligible Back Radiation for 5G Mid-Band Handsets

Journal Article
Alnahwi, F. M., Al-Yasir, Y. I. A., See, C. H., & Abd-Alhameed, R. A. (2022)
Single-Element and MIMO Circularly Polarized Microstrip Antennas with Negligible Back Radiation for 5G Mid-Band Handsets. Sensors, 22(8), Article 3067. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22083067
In this paper, single-element and MIMO microstrip antenna with two pairs of unequal slits is proposed as a circularly polarized antenna with negligible back radiation for 5G m...

Design as a Marked Point Process

Journal Article
Quigley, J., Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Purves, D., & Sherlock, A. (2022)
Design as a Marked Point Process. Journal of Mechanical Design, 144(2), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4052844
Although AI systems which support composition using predictive text are well established there are no analogous technologies for mechanical design. Motivated by the vision of ...

Housing Construction On Peatland: Phase 1 Report

Report
Bernal-Sanchez, J., McDougall, J., Medero, G., Cook, D., & Barreto, D. (2021)
Housing Construction On Peatland: Phase 1 Report. Edinburgh: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
The economic development and social resilience of communities in rural Scotland is being hampered by a shortage of affordable housing. Nationally, about 23,000 new homes per y...

A New Optimization Algorithm Based on the Fungi Kingdom Expansion Behavior for Antenna Applications

Journal Article
Alnahwi, F. M., Yasir, I. A., Sattar, D., Ali, R. S., See, C. H., & Abd-Alhameed, R. A. (2021)
A New Optimization Algorithm Based on the Fungi Kingdom Expansion Behavior for Antenna Applications. Electronics, 10(17), Article 2057. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10172057
This paper presents a new optimization algorithm based on the behavior of the fungi kingdom expansion (FKE) to optimize the radiation pattern of the array antenna. The immobil...

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Feasibility Study of Wireless Microwave Power Transfer

2022 - 2023
This project will carry out a feasibility study of building a simple wireless power transfer prototype. Our research team here will work with EnterGaia Technologies to develop this.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £14,999

Design model predictive control with swarm inspired MPPT algorithms to extract optimum power for a single-stage grid connected PV inverter

2022 - 2022
Brief Description This project aims to develop a control algorithm using Model predictive control with swarm-inspired MPPT algorithm for a single stage grid connected PV inverter. Single-stage PV inv...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £6,680

Novel portable aluminum-air battery: A green technology for sustainable power generation via circular economy approach

2022 - 2023
The main aim of this research is to produce a high performance portable cellulose-based aluminium-air battery. Based on this aim, several specific objectives are outlined as the following: 1. To proce...
Funder: British Council | Value: £24,020

Sintering improvement and electrical property tuning of lead-free AgNbO3-based ceramics for energy storage applications

2022 - 2023
With the environment and climate degrading, it is critical to accelerate the development of reliable energy storage equipment to enable the continued use of renewable energy. Dielectric capacitors are...
Funder: Royal Society | Value: £19,009

IV: Airglove Leg product design for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

2022 - 2022
GCM would like to work with a specialist academic team who could analyse the product design aspect of the PAD design
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Stoane Lighting KTP

2022 - 2024
The overall aim of this project is to develop a world-first Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) approach focused on the lighting industry Within the Lighting sector there is a growing focus around the key them...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £170,688

PiezoACT membranes: Piezo-Active Nanofibrous Self-decontaminating Facemasks/Filters using Solution Blow Spinning in Egypt

2022 - 2022
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, facemasks have been in short supply in particular for health care workers who should be fully safeguarded to protect health system from being overwhelmed. The...
Funder: British Council | Value: £79,920

A critical evaluation of large scale direct-drive wind turbine electrical machines manufacturing techniques considering sustainability aspects and recyclability issues

2021 - 2022
Direct-driven generators are low speed machines requiring robust and heavy supporting structures capable of withstanding a demanding set of loads. It has been reported that at least 2/3 of the total m...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £43,976

Golf Scorecard Software & Electronics

2021 - 2022
To digitise the scorecard for game of golf for a company.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Computational analysis of a zero-carbon hydrogen fuelled thermal engine for heavy duty transport applications

2021 - 2022
Two types of transport which are currently challenging to decarbonize and electrify are heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) and ships. HDVs and ships are predominantly powered by compression ignition (CI) engi...
Funder: Durham University | Value: £39,481
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Numerical and experimental investigation on particle size distribution and variability effects on soil behaviour using DEM and grading entropy concepts

2018 - date
Mr James Leak | Director of Studies: Dr Daniel Barreto Gonzalez | Second Supervisor: Dr Vicky Dimitriadi

Design, modelling and control of a rotorcraft landing gear for uneven ground conditions

2016 - 2020
The PhD project studies the area of robotic landing gear. Most aerial vehicles, including helicopters, incorporat...
Daniel Melia Boix | Director of Studies: Dr Keng Goh | Second Supervisor: Gareth Smith

Cyclic performance of rubber-soil mixtures to enhance seismic protection

2015 - 2020
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introduction ...
Dr Juan Bernal-Sanchez | Director of Studies: Dr John McDougall | Second Supervisor: Dr Daniel Barreto Gonzalez

The feasibility study of development and implementation of smart energy system for 100% renewable energy and transport solutions for Sri Lanka

2015 - date
Mr Wattala Fernando | Director of Studies: Dr Kamyab Givaki | Second Supervisor: Prof Naren Gupta

Investigations into the application of engineered bamboo for future hybrid beams

2015 - 2020
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least ...
Niaz Gharavi | Director of Studies: Prof Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Kenneth Leitch

The use of torsion test method to evaluate the shear modulus and the shear strength of timber joists

2005 - 2011
Dr Aamir Khokhar | Director of Studies: Prof Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Dan Ridley-Ellis

Novel Processing and Characterisation of Anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs)

2001 - 2007
Solid oxide fuel cells are an important strand of future energy provision, offering high efficiency, compactness and ...
Dr Neil Shearer | Director of Studies: Alan Davidson | Second Supervisor: Janos Hajto
12 results

Visiting professor in Wireless Communication - Royal Academy of Engineering

30 August 2022
Dr Junaid Syed has been appointed Visiting Professor to the School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. The grant is 3 years which is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering from Se...

Dr See becomes a full member of the EPSRC Peer Review College

17 May 2021
Dr Chan H. See has been promoted from the EPSRC Associate College to Full College membership.

Dr Mark Taylor Appointed to BSI Working Group on Human Exposure to Mechanical Vibration and Shock

5 October 2020
Dr Mark Taylor (Lectuer in Civil Engineering) has been nominated to represent Edinburgh Napier University at a British Standards Institution Working Group (GME/21/6).

Cyclists: why uneven roads and potholes are endangering your health

25 August 2019
A HIGH-TECH bicycle which measures cyclists' exposure to potentially harmful vibrations from uneven road surfaces could be used to check the safety of cycle lanes and other routes. Back problems and ...

Japanese vibration expert joins Scottish monitoring firm Reactec

28 July 2019
Professor Setsuo Maeda, one of the world’s most respected experts in human response to vibration, has been appointed as Reactec’s chief scientific liaison – relocating from Japan to Edinburgh for the ...

Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for wave manipulation: a closer step to invisibility cloak

11 March 2019
Scientists from Edinburgh Napier University (Dr. Luigi La Spada) in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London and UK Industries (Qinetiq Group Ltd) have successfully developed a new design me...

Cyclists risk nerve damage from potholes and rough roads, study finds

15 October 2017
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces, research using an innovative measuring bike has revealed.

Cobbles, potholes, and rough roads can cause nerve damage for cyclists, study finds

12 October 2017
Cyclists who regularly ride on poor road surfaces or cobbles could be at risk of suffering nerve damage in their hands and arms, a new study has found.

Cobbles, potholes, and rough roads can cause nerve damage for cyclists, study finds

8 October 2017
Cyclists who regularly ride on poor road surfaces or cobbles could be at risk of suffering nerve damage in their hands and arms, a new study has found. The study by Edinburgh Napier University found ...

Is your commute causing you permanent nerve damage?

7 October 2017
Potholes are not just a danger to your bike - but could also cause permanent nerve damage to you, according to new research. A study by Edinburgh Napier University discovered that Hand Arm Vibration ...