Research Projects

Improving the Performance of Wireless Modules in Mobile Phones

Speaker:Songchun Fan
schfan at
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: D344 LSRC, Duke


Phones are hailed as one of the most important components in people's daily life. Thanks to numerous applications in the market, modern phones are no longer just phones. They become web browsers, calendars, game stations and social tools. Most of these applications involve the Internet. As their functionality become sophisticated, they bring high requirements to the performance of phones' wireless modules. High throughput should be obtained, while low latency should be maintained. Meanwhile, energy effciency must be considered.

In this proposal, I will briefly introduce my research topics on improving the performance of wireless modules. The possible research topics will be 1)Energy-ecient Wi-Fi scanning, 2)3G offload scheme optimizing, 3)Throughput improving using P2P communication. Constraints and opportunities will be discussed. We expect to obtain efficient and intelligent wireless modules by solving these problems.

Advisor(s): Romit Roy Choudhury
Landon Cox, Benjamin Lee