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Name Professor Mark Beach
Job title Professor of Radio Systems Engineering
Department Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc(York), PhD(Bristol), MIEEE
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Keywords system design
wireless communication networks
smart antennas
dual array architectures
Areas of expertise My research activities are focused on system design and optimisation of wireless communication networks, with particular emphasis on 3rd and 4th generation (3G & 4G) mobile systems. Since completing my PhD in 1988, I have been active in the adoption of Wideband CDMA as the air interface standard for 3G as well as the application of Smart Antenna technology as a means of capacity and cell-range enhancement. This includes fundamental work on capacity analysis, RACE and ACTS TSUNAMI field trial evaluations of smart antennas, as well as spatial-temporal characterisation of wireless bearers in frequency division duplex network deployments.

Recent advances in the field of smart antennas has resulted in a paradigm shift from appliques providing capacity enhancement to those offering radical increases in data throughput by means of dual array architectures. Here I am addressing the rapidly developing area of Multiple-Input Multiple Output (MIMO) channel characterisation.