Antenna Prof. Luc Martens and his team welcomes you to the Wireless & Cable research group of INTEC. My group focuses its research on several domains accross the OSI model: the characterization of the physical layer of wireless telecommunication systems, new interactive media applications (iDTV and Recommender systems) and investigation of technologies for Hybrid Fiber Coax networks .

The characterisation of wireless systems builds on more than 10 years experience in accurate simulation and testing of the radio-frequency behavior of components in telecommunication systems. The expertise is further extended to the characterization of the physical-layer performance of the complete system including the networks between the systems.

The interaction of wireless systems with humans is also investigated. This interaction not only influences the behavior of the mobile terminals but also the propagation paths and results in absorption of electromagnetic fields in the human body.

In the field of HFC networks standards such as Euro-DOCSIS for data over cable networks are investigated.

With the advent of interactive services, an iDTV platform has been implemented for desiging and testing Multimedia Home Platform (MHP) applications and personalisation systems. Current expertise focusses on multimedia recommender systems on iDTV and web platforms

Luc Martens


  • NEW: Job opening for researcher for radio channel aspects of 5G and 60 GHz wireless communication. More...
  • 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting to be held in Ghent. More...
  • iMinds-WiCa to participate in FP7-GERoNiMO, a new European project on the health effects of electromagnetic fields. Press release.
  • Arno Thielens is awarded the Joseph Morrissey Memorial Award for best scientific paper in the platform competition at the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) and European BioElectromagnetics Association (EBEA) joint meeting (BioEM 2013) in Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Wireless & Cable to coordinate the WISE Interreg IV project on safe wireless communication in industrial and work environments. (EU Directive 2004/40/EC on EMF Exposure)
  • IEEE BTS GOLD Workshop on The Future of Broadcasting. 6-7 March 2012. Experts in the field of broadcasting from all over the world will be brought together to give their views on the future of broadcasting. Read more: Workshop website and registration.
  • Wireless & Cable Master thesis student Laurens Van Acker develops Google Android conversation assistant for hearing impaired children. Read more: Knack.be news report.