The Electrical & Electronic Engineering Research Group enjoys an international reputation and profile for its activities with substantial support from industry – both local and international. Projects span the range from individual student scholarships to large multinational projects, with topics from modelling of new experiments techniques to evaluation of the deployment of prototype technologies. At a European level, the group successfully participate in the EC Framework programme, and European Space Agency ARTES programmes.

Examples of Research

  • RITE - Reducing Internet transport latency
    Funded by EC FP7, lead by the Simula Research Institute, Oslo, 2012-2016.
  • New-web - Exploring Transport interactions with SPDY-based web browsing
    Funded by European Space Agency Artes Programme under SatNEx, 2011-2012.
  • dot.rural Digital Economy Hub
    Funded by RCUK, (Farrington, J. H., Edwards, P., Norman, T. J., Mellish, C. S., Fairhurst, G., Nelson, J. D., Hunter, C. J., Wallace, C. D., Redpath, S., Godden, D. J. & Van Der Wal, R.) 1/10/09 - 30/09/14.
  • Digital Advanced Rural Testbed (DART)
    Technology Strategy Board Lead by Avanti Communications Plc with University of Lancaster. DART is one of five network service demonstrators to test business models, applications and advanced services.
  • Study of Generic Stream Encapsulation
    Funded by European Space Agency Artes Programme In conjunction with Thales Alenia Space (Madrid) & University of Salzburg.
  • Efficient Networking and MAC Techniques
    Funded by European Space Agency Artes Programme in conjunction with Thales Alenia Space (Madrid) & German Aerospace Research Centre.
  • DVB Standards Support
    Funded by European Space Agency (Consultancy) Support for development of open Internet Standards for DVB Satellite Systems. Development of Satellite-friendly Next Generation Transport Protocol Thales Alenia Space (Toulouse).
  • DVB Activity
    Funded by Astrium UK, LTD Development of simulation models and open source simulator platform. A Secure AdHoc Full-Mesh Satcom Network based on a DVB-S2 Physical Layer Astrium UK, LTD.
  • RenewNet 2
    Funded by SFC Horizon and ERDF, 2011-2014. This is a collaborative project between 5 leading Scottish Universities in Power Systems area, aiming to develop links with Scottish Renewable energy industry.
  • High Gain DC transformer
    Funded by Scottish Enterprise, under proof of Concept program, 2010-2011. This project aims commercialising DC/DC converter technologies developed by Aberdeen power group.
  • 3dTV
    Funded by EC FP6 (NOE) 2004 - 2009.
  • EHOLOCAM
    Funded by EC FP5, 2004 - 2007.
  • Standardization Support of Enhanced IETF Encapsulation Techniques
    Funded by ARTES, European Space Agency, July 2003 - April 2004. This project is developing and implementing a new encapsulation procedure for the transmission of IPv4 and IPv6 data via DVB-S links. The University of Aberdeen is defining the protocol specification, participating in simulations and trials of the new protocol.
  • SATNex: Satellite Communications Network of Excellence
    Funded by EC Network of Excellence, January 2004 - December 2009. Funded by ESA ARTES Programme, January 2010 - December 2012. Through co-operation of excellent universities and research organisations with outstanding expertise in satellite communications, SatNEx will build a European virtual centre of excellence in satellite communications and contribute to the realisation of the European Research Area.
  • Poroptic OSDA Link
    Funded by OSDA LINK/Shell, 2000 - 2005. Characterisation of the physical properties of porous media (rugose surfaces) using incident light.
  • MuMoR - Multi Mode Radio
    Funded by EC FP5, 2002 - 2004. The project will develop a multi-mode radio using Software Defined Radio (SDR) principles. This is in collaboration with Nokia, IMST, EPFL, ST and other partners.
  • Optical detection of delamination using holographic interferometry
    Funded by EPSRC, 2001 - 2004.
  • HOLOSED
    Funded by NERC, 2001 - 2004. In conjunction with the University of St. Andrews, aims to apply in-line optical holography to the investigation of sediment transport in river bed estuaries.
  • SUNRISE II
    Funded by ARTES, European Space Agency, October 2003 - August 2003. The University of Aberdeen was responsible for trials assessing the quality of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 digital video when transmitted over IP networks.
  • DOMINO 2
    Funded by ARTES, European Space Agency, 2001 - 2003. The University of Aberdeen analysed the performance of the TCP/IP service and protocol architecture issues for a DVB-RCS satellite system, considering the implications of Bandwidth on Demand (BoD) and Performance Enhancing Proxies (PEP). This work was subcontracted by Alcatel Space industries.
  • GEOCAST: Geostationary Satellite Multicast
    Funded by EC IST Programme, March 2000 - April 2003. The project investigated multicast over broadband satellite systems utilising on-board switching. The University of Aberdeen focused on interactions between multicast protocols and the satellite system. It also played a key role in system evaluation and multicast testing. The project was lead by Alcatel Space Industries.
  • CODIS: Content Delivery Improvement by Satellite
    Funded by EC IST Programme FP5, 2001 - 2003. The project provided pilot satellite distribution of multicast web content and streaming media services via satellite. The University of Aberdeen were responsible for the design of the reliable satellite multicast protocol that was used in the pilot.
  • CDL
    Funded by TCS, October 2000 - August 2003.
  • Packet Modem Project
    Funded by QinetiQ, October 1999 - December 2003. The University of Aberdeen designed the link protocols and adaptation procedures for integrating the TCP/IP service with software defined satellite modem. This project also a detailed simulated analysis of key extensions to TCP.
  • Target Well
    Funded by TCS, 2002. Teaching Company Directorate with Target Well Control Ltd. NMR and other instrumentation for Measurement While Drilling. This project with the oil industry is concerned with the development of a new generation of advanced downhole instrumentation for Measurement While Drilling. The Group is contributing expertise in instrumentation, signal processing, and embedded systems.
  • SUNRISE I
    Funded by ARTES, European Space Agency), 2000 - 2001. The SUNRISE I project conducted live trials in which MPEG-2 digital TV was delivered using IP over a commercial DVB service. Content was provided by the London Symphony Orchestra and audiences containing a mixture of academics, school children, musicians and technical experts. The University of Aberdeen were responsible defining and monitoring the IP via satellite service.